One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he flopped into a chair’
collapse, slump, crumple, subside, sink, drop, fall, tumble
2‘his blonde hair flopped over his eyes’
hang, hang down, drop, hang limply, hang loosely, dangle, droop, sag, flap, loll
3‘the play flopped’
be unsuccessful, fail, not work, fall flat, founder, misfire, backfire, be a disappointment, do badly, lose money, be a disaster, meet with disaster, come to grief, miss the mark, run aground
bomb, bellyflop, fold, flatline, go to the wall, come a cropper, go down like a lead balloon, bite the dust, blow up in someone's face
North American tank
1‘the play was a flop’
failure, disaster, debacle, catastrophe, loser
British damp squib
flopperoo, washout, also-ran, bellyflop, dud, dog, lemon, lead balloon, no-hoper, no-go, non-starter, fail
North American clinker
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