about-turn


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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 top deck was controversially closed at the start of the season to bring fans closer together but a rush in ticket sales has forced an about-turn.
But he has now performed an about-turn after being given the opportunity to secure his first coaching role.
In a strongly-worded rebuttal, City made it clear that they felt Joorabchian had not been behaving in an appropriate manner and insinuated the controversial Iranian businessman is behind an abrupt about-turn, given Tevez had previously expressed an interest in extending his already-lucrative contract, which still has three-and-a-half years to run.
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?
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 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.
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.
That's an astonishing about-turn after the Portuguese trick-king threatened to walk out on United after the uproar that followed his cheeky wink having helped get United England pal Rooney sent off in their World Cup quarter-final clash in Gelsenkirchen.
Now it appears that Boro's prolonged interest in the Aussie could lead to an about-turn.
The poor lads had to about-turn and head for Aberdeen for their bachelor party.
Through this about-turn, Tehran has confirmed its refusal to be bound by Western deadlines demanding a "rapid"response to its proposals.
But both Ms Gun, aged 29, and her legal representatives demanded explanations of the circumstances leading up to the about-turn.
The about-turn follows intense criticism of the conversion strategy and its execution, which has been dogged by problems.