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I’ve heard the phrase “flip your script” or “flip the script” in various hip-hop songs. What does it mean?

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To turn a situation around by using what was said/done against you against the other. Maybe best understood like this: I am exchanging roles with my counterpart, taking on his part of the script.

There are possible explanations in the urban dictionary.

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It's pimp terminology. Women in the American society think that they are the prize and in control. But a pimp flips the script and lets the ladies know he is the prize and in control. Role reversal.

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You have knowingly done something wrong, yet have found a way to make the other party feel guilty instead. In the positive version, you reveal that you are a winner, but you would generally thought to be a loser. You have turned the tables and 'flipped the script'.

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This answer can be improved by adding a reliable source. –  MετάEd Oct 1 '12 at 14:49

Flipping the Script, urban slang: fabricating an elaborate offensive deceitful defence of lies to throw attention off of them, turning the truth into a complete falsehood and using it against you... that's flipping the script on you.

Used to make a smoke screen to hide and deny the truth at the expense of another; purposely, intentionally lying to manipulate a situation to their advantage, even if it means completely lying and bombarding you with them; manipulating, confusing people who don't know the truth, quite convincingly. To concoct in order to deceive: completely fabricated an elaborate excuse or defence with outlandish implications and lies.

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