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flip-flop

noun uk   /ˈflɪp.flɒp/ us    /-flɑːp/

flip-flop noun (SHOE)

[C usually plural] ( US and Australian English thong) a type of open shoe, often made of rubber, with a V-shaped strap that goes between the big toe and the toe next to it

flip-flop noun (CHANGE)

US informal an occasion when someone completely changes a plan

flip-flop

verb [I] uk   /ˈflɪp.flɒp/ us    /-flɑːp/ US informal
Translations of “flip-flop”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鞋, 人字拖鞋…
in Russian резиновый шлепанец на ремешке…
in Turkish üsten bağcıklı kösele ayakkabı/tokyo terlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鞋, 人字拖鞋…
in Polish klapek, japonka…
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