- ElisaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Flip-flop (動詞, 名詞)
(To make) a sudden or unexpected reversal, as of direction, belief, attitude, or policy
The president flip-flops on his foreign policy.
He keeps flip-flopping on the decision to hire.
His foreign policy is a flip-flop.
2009-05-04 17:27:31 補充：
Flip-flop: a decision to reverse an earlier decision - ，改變了先前的決定, 做了與先前決定相反的決定
I think that what 瑛姑蘅蕪量 as "出爾反爾" is a pretty good description too.
It has the meaning of reversing to the opposite.
2009-05-04 17:27:48 補充：
He has agreed to allow same sex marriage, but he flip-flopped his decision at the last minutes.
=> meaning that: He is now not allowing same sex marriage.
2009-05-04 17:30:19 補充：
There are other meanings too. Please see http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/flip-flop
2009-05-04 17:31:28 補充：
I think that what 瑛姑蘅蕪量 stated as "出爾反爾" is a pretty good description too.Source(s): Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
- 懿珩Lv 41 decade ago
- YLJLv 71 decade ago