• (by extension) a total reversal in policy or opinion; a volte-face, an U-turn.

    "PM predicts water recycling backflips. Courier Mail, 29 Jan 2007"

  • (gymnastics) An act of rotating one's body 360 degrees in the backward direction.

    "The acrobat performed a backflip on a trampoline."


  • To completely reverse a policy or opinion; perform a U-turn.
  • To perform a backflip (rotation of body)

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