toss/flip a coin

Definition of toss/flip a coin

:to decide something by throwing a coin up in the air and seeing which side is shown after it lands
  • Let's toss a coin. Heads, we don't go; tails, we do.

Word by Word Definitions

toss play
  1. : to throw with a quick, light, or careless motion or with a sudden jerk

  2. : to throw up in the air

  3. : match

  1. : an act or instance of tossing: such as

  2. : throw, pitch

  3. : an abrupt tilting or upward fling

flip play
  1. : to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air

  2. : to cause to turn and especially to turn over

  3. : to move with a small quick motion

  1. : a mixed drink usually consisting of a sweetened spiced liquor with beaten eggs

  2. : an act or instance of flipping

  3. : the motion used in flipping

  1. : flippant, impertinent

coin play
  1. : corner, cornerstone, quoin

  2. : wedge

  3. : a usually flat piece of metal issued by governmental authority as money

  1. : to make (a coin) especially by stamping : mint

  2. : to convert (metal) into coins

  3. : create, invent

  1. : of or relating to coins

  2. : operated by coins


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