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do a 180 degree turn

To make a big change in some area of one's life. If one physically turns 180 degrees, one will then be facing the opposite direction. A: "Can you believe that Sam quit his job at the firm?" B: "No, he really did a 180 degree turn on being a paralegal!"
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do a 180

1. Literally, to begin moving in the opposite direction. (If one physically turns 180 degrees, one will then be facing the opposite direction.) I was going to go to the park, but when I saw those dark clouds roll in, I did a 180 and headed back home.
2. To make a big change in one's position, opinion, lifestyle, etc. A: "Can you believe that Sam quit his job at the firm?" B: "No, he really did a 180 on being a paralegal!"
See also: 180
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In light of the widespread use of the 90 DPD criterion in the EU, the limited use of the 180 DPD criterion, the variability in risk weights caused by the 180 DPD criterion and the forthcoming changes in the accounting framework, the EBA recommends to the European Commission to disallow the application of the 180 DPD criterion.
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The result is two simultaneous video streams: a 720p HD stream composed of a true 180 degree, non-fisheye, situational awareness view at 15 frames per second, and up to four instantly repositionable zoom windows at full pixel resolution at 15 fps; and a full resolution (5120x1280 pixels) video stream at one fps.
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From dashboards rich with data and resources, to new content, to writing instruction that aligns to the Common Core, READ 180 Next Generation will help students take ownership of their learning, help teachers use data to differentiate their instruction and help school and district leaders track the progress of students, classrooms and schools.
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The glove hand remains in front of the face to help keep the head still and the shoulders at 180 degrees and facing the target (linear) not falling off to the side.
LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR DAYS Alabama 175 Alaska 180 Arizona 175 Arkansas 178 California 180 Colorado 170 Connecticut 180 Delaware -- District of Columbia 180 Florida 180 Georgia 180 Hawaii 183 Idaho 170 Illinois 185 Indiana 180 Iowa 180 Kansas 186 Kentucky -- Louisiana 177 Maine 180 Maryland 180 Massachusetts 180 Michigan 185 Minnesota -- Mississippi 180 Missouri 174 Montana 180 Nebraska -- Nevada 180 New Hampshire 180 New Jersey 180 New Mexico 180 New York 180 North Carolina 180 North Dakota 173 Ohio 182 Oklahoma 180 Oregon Pennsylvania 180 Puerto Rico 170 Rhode Island 180 South Carolina 180 South Dakota 170 Tennessee 180 Texas 180 Utah 180 Vermont 175 Virginia 180 Washington 180 West Virginia 180 Wisconsin 180 Wyoming 175 SCHOOL START DATES State Statutory Start Date Iowa Sept.
And the firm will offer a 45 and 180 day online tracking system.
The researchers sampled the soil of the homes' dirt floors and measured metabolites of deltamethrin in the children's urine at several time points in the 180 days after spraying.
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1031(a)(3), the taxpayer identifies the replacement property within 45 days of the sale of the relinquished property and acquires the replacement property within 180 days of the relinquished property's sale.
Perhaps the focus and quality of Poetry 180 is best summed up in poet laureate Billy Collins' only poem in this anthology.