He flip-flopped has often been used to criticize a politician or, indeed, any person who changes their position on a topic. In this regard it has become a negative term. But is it always thus? Isn't a flip-flop simply a 180 change of direction? Is this always bad? I don't think so. For instance if you are driving and realized that 50 miles back you turn on the wrong road and you turn-around, you make a flip-flop and head back ... isn't this wise and good? Another. You realize the course your life is on is not what God wants. Shoud you not flip-flop and go in the direction God desires? I am sure there are better examples, but you get my drift. After all we do say, "Don't throw good money after bad." If we realized we are wrong, regardless of the subject, and do not turn around are we not rejecting this phrase either literally or figuratively?