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- verb Present participle of
- noun A flailing action or motion.
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More screaming and flailing from the floor of the House will not, as Boehner said, "reflect the will of the American people."
John Boehner: firebrand or statesman? Jonathan Capehart 2010
But try anyway, your hysterical flailing is quite amusing.
Nah, this is just more desperate flailing from a desperate clueless campaign.
John McCain -- flailing about for an economic policy -- has seemed bolder, or perhaps just noisier, on this front.
Uliassutai Karakoram Blake shouted in English, flailing his arms out and thrusting his head a few inches from the face of the startled young Chinese.
Hawaii Michener, James 1959
All the otherwise fast people would either drown from laughing at me in the water, or would be too busy gossiping about the whatever a newbie triathelete is called flailing around on the swim, and then I'd smoke 'em on the bike, with enough cushion for the run.
Misinformation: Simple Bikes Can Do Amazing Things BikeSnobNYC 2009
Sharpe landed heavily, fell, and he came up with the sword flailing at the man he had wounded.
Sharpe's Honour Cornwell, Bernard 1985
In one exchange, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) pressed BP on why it seemed to be "flailing" to deal with a spill only 2 percent as large as what it had said it could handle in its license application.
Grand Central publisher and executive vice president Jamie Raab said she liked to call him "The Professor" because Pockell knew so much about so many subjects and would become visibly animated in discussion, his hands "flailing" everywhere.
Yes so that ` s-- and I was sort of the one kind of flailing in the back.