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change tack

To employ a different method or approach in addressing a particular situation. They have not been receptive to our offers thus far, so we need to change tack. If diplomacy doesn't resolve this conflict, we will need to change tack and try a more aggressive approach.
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Acidtongued Joan proceeded to mock him before changing tack to flirt, telling him: "Call me when it's over.
As for Labour distancing themselves from their pre-election policies I doubt they are unique in changing tack in an attempt to be successful next time.
My face is not set against changing tack but we need to be assured that a new approach would be a better one.
Changing tack, I was amused by the tiff between coaches Nathan Brown and Shaun Wane after the derby match.
Intervention and a changing tack are the only way to avoid meltdown so David Cameron should tell the Chancellor he's got it wrong.
He averaged nearly 50 in test cricket last season batting six or seven, but obviously he's changing tack in the longer version as a batter only and he wants to make an impact.
Instead, Rhod worked in a 'proper' job in market research before changing tack and attending a course for aspiring stand-ups.
Six years after the possibility that Birmingham might be run by a directly-elected mayor first popped onto the political horizon, city council leader Mike Whitby has distinguished himself by changing tack on several occasions.
He praised Prime Minister Gordon Brown for changing tack on Tony Blair's plan for supercasinos and for plans to review the 24-hour drinking laws.
Sources at the New Den revealed chairman Jeff Burnidge, who has taken over from Theo Paphitis, is changing tack from a young, hungry manager to somebody older and streetwise.
However, Eriksson showed few signs of changing tack as he insisted: "It was a long time ago that I decided Frank Lampard should have a chance to play in the first XI.
Now SCA is changing tack with a new 15m [pounds sterling] campaign which shows Velvet factory workers besotted with the product they produce.
Following five years of broken New Labour promises to improve our health and education systems, Tony Blair is now changing tack and placing crime at the top of his priorities.
Changing tack, London are too high at 8-11 for tonight's Super League game at the Don Valley Stadium.
The government, changing tack for the 1990s, has liberalized foreign investment laws and restructured incentive programs to draw foreign business.