from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To perform a backward somersault, especially in the air.
- noun A backward somersault.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An act of
rotatingone's body 360 degreesin the backwarddirection.
- noun by extension a total
reversalin policyor opinion; a volte-face, an U-turn.
- verb To perform a backflip (rotation of body)
- verb To completely
reversea policy or opinion; perform a U-turn.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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He offered two excuses: the need for more time to judge any global actions on climate change before Australia goes ahead itself; and the opposition's "backflip" in parliament.
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What's with the obsession over Howard's "backflip" on the GST.