change tack

change tack

  also try a different tack
to start using a different method for dealing with a situation, especially in the way that you communicate I've been very pleasant with them so far but if they don't cooperate, I may have to change tack. Instead of always asking him what he wants, why don't you try a different tack and tell him what you want?
See also: change, tack
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A smaller part thought I should change tack and do a programme about farming" Jeremy Clarkson recalls his feelings after being ousted from Top Gear "We always take great pride in our modesty" Downton Abbey star Jim Carter, who plays Carson the butler "Why don't we plan the rest of our lives?
A smaller part thought I should change tack and do a programme about farming" - Jeremy Clarkson on his feelings after being axed by the BBC from Top Gear.
Orban said he would look for partners to convince the EU to change tack on sanctions.
I'm hopeful that we may be able to persuade the Government to change tack.
The Welsh Government had previously opposed the idea, fearing teachers in Wales could be unduly disadvantaged, but Mr Lewis yesterday suggested it was ready to change tack.
Stating that it must have taken considerable upheaval for Cook to change tack so dramatically after rooting for the sacked Kevin Pietersen's reintegration in 2012, Selvey said that now Cook has been given a chance to the team, which has been largely the one led by former captain Andrew Strauss, and has been given a blank canvas to work with.
Lucky for Labour that they have decided to change tack.
S pressure mounts on the AChancellor to change tack on the course he has set for the country's ailing economy, an interesting opportunity is about to drop in his lap.
In the poll for The Independent newspaper, 17% disagreed the Government should change tack, while 11% said they did not know.
However, McCarthy has chosen to give his senior players a break in the second and third rounds and he is unlikely to change tack for tomight's match that takes place just four days before an important Premier League fixture at home to Manchester City.
McCain is known for its strong year-on-year growth, but chips sales have dipped a little recently, on both a brand and category level, so now is a good time to slightly change tack and bond with consumers on an emotional level.
The time is now ripe for both chaps to change tack.
Bilic could resurrect his bid but he would have to change tack on his timescale - or at the very least ask to take charge of the rest of Croatia's matches this year on very much a subsidiary basis - to stay in with a chance.
When that is proved to be a lie, change tack again.
I have played on courses like this and you have to change tack.