How does being a stay-at-home father or a mother who is the chief breadwinner affect your marriage, family or career?
' I like a flutter myself, could you give me a tip, I wonder, for Brighton on Saturday?'
'Black Boy,' Hale said,'in the four o'clock.'
'He's twenty to one.'
Hale looked at her with respect. 'Take it or leave it.'
---Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Obama Unhurt By Flap Over Stay-At-Home Mothers
A new poll suggests the president still has a comfortable lead over Mitt Romney among women voters.
he so-called Mommy Wars that were ignited last week by a Democratic strategist's suggestion Ann Romney had "never worked a day in her life" don't seem to have cost President Obama among women voters.
Amazon, Penguin in Flap
Amazon has begun selling a number of new hardcovers published by Penguin Group (USA) for only $9.99 amid a dispute over electronic books.
ON NOVEMBER 25th the venerable Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan experienced a volley of camera flashes, jostling television crews and shouts of “heads down at the front!”—the sort of attention it has rarely enjoyed since the country began its gentle slide down the world’s news agenda. The occasion was the return to Japan of Michael Woodford, the former boss of Olympus, a Tokyo-based lens-maker, who had been fired in October after he started asking awkward questions about $1.3 billion in suspicious transactions. His subject, in a nutshell, was corporate governance—not something that, in the abstract, usually sets reporters’ hearts aflutter. But as the club pointed out, not even the Dalai Lama had drawn such a crowd.
3 動悸(どうき)を打つ, 震える, 〈まぶたなどが〉ぴくぴくする.
4 〈人が〉（恐怖で）びくびくする, 震える, おののく；（期待・希望・興奮で）胸がおどる, はらはらする((with ...))
5 ほっつき回る；（いらいらして）うろうろする, （忙しそうに）ばたばたする((about)).
1 〈旗・帆・ハンカチなどを〉ぱたぱた振る, ひらひらさせる；〈鳥が〉〈翼を〉ぱたぱた打つ；〈くちびる・まぶたなどを〉震わせる；〈本のページなどを〉ぱらぱらめくる.
2 ((a 〜))（心の）動揺, どきどきすること, 興奮；（世間の）大騒ぎ, 混乱, 動揺, センセーション
in a flutter
cause a flutter
3 ＝flutter kick.
［古英語floterian（flotian浮ぶ＋-er-反復を示す語尾）. △CLAMBER, CHATTER］
- Being in a flutter; fluttering: with flags aflutter.
- Nervous and excited.
2 ((略式))（賭(か)け・投機などについての）内報, 秘密情報((that節))；（…についての）情報, 予想；（…についての）助言, 警告, 暗示, ヒント, 秘けつ, 秘法((about, for, on ...)). ⇒ADVICE[類語]
a straight tip
2 ((通例受身))((英))〈人に〉内々に情報［予想］を伝える, 〈勝者・勝馬などを〉予想する；［V[名]as[名]］〈人を〉（優勝者・候補者として）あげる
- A flat, usually thin piece attached at only one side.
- A projecting or hanging piece usually intended to double over and protect or cover: the flap of an envelope.
- The act of waving or fluttering: the flap of the flag in the wind.
- The sound produced by this motion.
- A blow given with something flat; a slap.
- A variable control surface on the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, used primarily to increase lift or drag.
- Either of the folded ends of a book jacket that fit inside the front and back covers.
- Medicine. Tissue that has been partially detached and used in surgical grafting to fill an adjacent defect or cover the cut end of a bone after amputation.
- Linguistics. A sound articulated by a single, quick touch of the tongue against the teeth or alveolar ridge, as (t) in water. Also called tap.
- Informal. A commotion or disturbance: a flap in Congress over the defense budget.
v., flapped, flap·ping, flaps. v.tr.
- To wave (the arms, for example) up and down.
- To cause to move or sway with a fluttering or waving motion.
- To hit with something broad and flat; slap.
- Informal. To fling down; toss.
- To move or sway while fixed at one edge or corner; flutter: banners flapping in the breeze.
- To wave arms or wings up and down.
- To fly by beating the air with the wings.
- Informal. To become upset or flustered.
[Middle English flappe, slap.]