a volte-face

a volte-face

  (formal)
a sudden change of a belief or plan to the opposite of what it was before In the early 90's he made a complete political volte-face, moving from the Republican Party to the Democrats.
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Tyagi said Monday that it is the habit of the BJP to first create communal flare ups through their speeches, and then do a volte-face to get into the public's mind space.
And the 21-year-old's words seem to underline the surprising maturity he has shown throughout the competition, a volte-face from moody to magnificent Mario.
Hills, who yesterday morning went 4-7 about Tevez not playing in the Premier League again for City this season, later did a volte-face about the revolting face and now go 4-7 that he will.
Speaking to the media, Vijayan said that the entire episode of the CPM apparently doing a volte-face was a media creation.
Local government minister David Miliband said people should be absolutely clear the decision to delay the plans until after the next General Election was a volte-face.