flip-flop Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “flip-flop” in the English Dictionary

"flip-flop" in British English

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uk   /ˈflɪp.flɒp/  us   /-flɑːp/

flip-flop noun (SHOE)

[C usually plural] (US and Australian English thong) a ​type of ​openshoe, often made of ​rubber, with a ​V-shapedstrap that goes between the ​bigtoe and the ​toe next to it

flip-flop noun (CHANGE)

US informal an ​occasion when someone ​completelychanges a ​plan

flip-flopverb [I]

uk   /ˈflɪp.flɒp/  us   /-flɑːp/ US informal
to ​change a ​plancompletely
(Definition of flip-flop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flip-flopnoun [C]

a ​sudden and ​completechange of ​plans or ​opinion: They did a ​complete flip-flop by ​deciding to have a ​largeweddingrather than getting ​marriedsecretly.
(Definition of flip-flop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flip-flop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 鞋, 人字拖鞋…
in Turkish üsten bağcıklı kösele ayakkabı/tokyo terlik…
in Russian резиновый шлепанец на ремешке…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鞋, 人字拖鞋…
in Polish klapek, japonka…
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