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about-turn

An abrupt reversal in the opposite direction, either physically or in regards to an idea, opinion, intention, or behavior. His about-turn on the topic of gun control surprised many of his opponents and frustrated many of his constituents. We were just about to return home last night when we made an about-turn and headed straight into another pub.
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The company was deluged with complaints from vegetarians when the news broke, prompting it to promise an astonishing about-turn.
The decision represents an amazing about-turn, based it would seem on a promise that the volume can always be turned down if the programmes are too noisy.
Fumio Kyuma's speech marked a major about-turn in his government's stance on the attacks, which destroyed both cities and claimed the lives of 214,000 people.
It is a dramatic about-turn for the ex-Dundee United, Spurs, Everton and Nottingham Forest defender, who finished his career in America.
Doubtless reports from this region and other parts of the country where Olympic football games have been played, helped encourage Mr Romney's grovelling about-turn later.
IN the midst of the farce around Olympic security, the about-turn being ordered on the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is a particularly black joke.
BOOM But the about-turn was an embarrassment for Transport Secretary Justine Greening, who had dismissed the idea at the weekend.
IF I had my way, there would be a special place in hell reserved for the Lib Dems following their scandalous about-turn over student tuition fees.
JLR'S dramatic about-turn over the closure threat to the Jaguar factory at Castle Bromwich ends over a year of agony for its workforce.
However, the recent economic downturn prompted calls for an about-turn, the argument being that clubs would receive more central funding if the pot was split 12 ways instead of 14.
Will we, for instance, see the Labour Party in RCT do an about-turn and listen to everyone who is telling them that their plans to scrap sixthforms in schools are nothing short of madness?
Castleford have performed an about-turn by handing second rower Ryan Clayton a new one-year contract after earlier releasing him.
DERBY'S Robbie Savage has performed an about-turn on his condemnation of Wales manager John Toshack, telling William Hill Radio: "I've been impressed by the way he's built his young side and the way they've played football".
The about-turn came after a shambolic courtroom appearance, during which Hilton sobbed uncontrollably, called for her mother and blurted: "It's not fair
Colin montgomerie yesterday took less than a minute to perform a complete about-turn over his prospects of becoming Masters champion this week - or at any time in the future.