Flop in a sentence as a noun

Oh yeah, the iPhone 4S is such a flop.

They've tried "closed" with Google+, which is also a total flop.

This film was panned by critics on release and was a complete flop at the box office.

No matter what merits Gnome 3 might have, it was such a flop in its first few releases that it has the Windows Vista stigma attached to it.

Flop in a sentence as a verb

"It took about 3 years for most of the competition to catch up to what the iPhone launched as. Microsoft kept trying to ride the WP 6 train hoping the iPhone was going to flop and not become the next iPod.

Inversely, sometimes the product or thing I spent the most time agonizing over ended up being a total flop.

There's so much negativity in this thread, wasn't the whole idea that these guys had plans and an architecture to scale up to the order of a terra-flop by 2014, and 20 by 2022?

But academic machine translation research still runs quite effectively with smaller datasets on small clusters. The academics come up with ideas, implement and test them, and some ideas flop while others take off.

Flop in a sentence as an adverb

These delusions come from experience with watching programmers flop around like fish out of water whenever some layer of abstraction they took for granted starts "leaking".I honestly don't get this attitude in our industry.

So unit sales are down and margin is down and Windows' perceived value is down and the new touch paradigm isn't adding perceived value and the app store revenues are barely calculable but we shouldn't call Windows a flop because it might go back to the way it was when it was being firesaled on garbage low-end netbooks that further degraded the mainstream PC experience if the industry would just cut those fat cat 4% margins further.

"\n \n Cook Ting laid down his knife and replied,\n "What I care about is the Way,\n which goes beyond skill.\n \n "When I first began cutting up oxen,\n all I could see was the ox itself.\n After three years I no longer saw the whole ox.\n And now -- now I go at it by spirit\n and don’t look with my eyes.\n Perception and understanding have come to a stop\n and spirit moves where it wants.\n \n "I go along with the natural makeup,\n strike in the big hollows,\n guide the knife through the big openings,\n and follow things as they are.\n So I never touch the smallest ligament or tendon,\n much less a main joint.\n \n "A good cook changes his knife once a year,\n because he cuts.\n A mediocre cook changes his knife once a month,\n because he hacks.\n I’ve had this knife of mine for nineteen years\n and I’ve cut up thousands of oxen with it,\n and yet the blade is still as newly sharpened.\n \n "There are spaces between the joints,\n and the blade of the knife has really no thickness.\n If you insert what has no thickness into such spaces,\n then there’s plenty of room,\n more than enough for the blade to play about in.\n That’s why after nineteen years\n the blade of my knife is still as newly sharpened.\n \n "However, whenever I come to a complicated place,\n I size up the difficulties,\n tell myself to watch out and be careful,\n keep my eyes on what I’m doing,\n work very slowly,\n and move the knife with the greatest subtlety,\n until -- flop!\n the whole thing comes apart\n like a clod of earth crumbling to the ground.\n \n "I stand there holding the knife and look all around me,\n completely satisfied and reluctant to move on,\n and then I wipe off the knife and put it away.

Flop definitions


an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers; "this computer can perform a million flops per second"


someone who is unsuccessful

See also: washout


a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"

See also: bust fizzle


the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

See also: collapse


fall loosely; "He flopped into a chair"


fall suddenly and abruptly


fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"

See also: founder


with a flopping sound; "he tumbled flop into the mud"


exactly; "he fell flop on his face"

See also: right