OLAN asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

flip-flopping是什麼意思呢?

如題,請問flip-flopping是什麼意思?

是指常常變換無常的意思嗎?

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  • Elisa
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    flip-flopping

    Flip-flop (動詞, 名詞)

    (To make) a sudden or unexpected reversal, as of direction, belief, attitude, or policy

    (方向,信仰,態度,立場, 處境或政策上)突然的或意外的逆轉

    The president flip-flops on his foreign policy.

    總統突然逆轉外交政策.

    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:

    For example:

    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:

    Sorry typo:

    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 4
    1 decade ago

    flip flop在美國還有夾腳拖(海灘拖鞋)的意思喔

    = P

    額外提供您一點小訊息

  • YLJ
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    幾種媒體報導上常見的正式說法,如果是講某某政府官員或某某政府部會,常見:

    「政策搖擺不定」

    「毒奶政策搖擺 林芳郁請辭獲准」←報導標題實例

    視整體上下文,也可用「某某政策舉棋不定」,某某官員「出爾反爾」等...很多成語都可以活用,看是要寫較正式的文章或是口語。

    姑且參考之~

    ^_^

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