American A: What is everyones’ opinion about how significant the indictment of Trump organization CFO is? American B: Depends on what they have. If the DA shows that he has enough for a conviction...and indicates that he will go for a kill (including Weisellberg's kids)...he will flip.

Source: Online forum

What does "he will flip" mean? Usually if you flip a book, you mean to turn the book over. So I guess "he will flip" might mean "he will overthrow it"(Sorry I don't really know how to use the word "overthrow" since I don't know the meaning of "flip").

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    You have the right idea: flip (change) from a Trump proponent to an opponent, giving aid to the state prosecuting Trump. That said, this is commonly used slang, informal language. Jul 1, 2021 at 23:21

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The context here is a discussion of a criminal trial, which means we can be fairly certain that the meaning of flip is

4 : to cause or persuade (a witness) to cooperate in prosecuting a criminal case against an associate


  • You're probably right, but it could also mean "flip out"
    – gotube
    Jul 2, 2021 at 7:08
  • @gotube no not in this context, it's definitely as this answer says.
    – eps
    Jul 2, 2021 at 7:24

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