change tack

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.
See also: change, tack
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Even the Archbishop of York, wise old Dr John Sentamu, thinks the politicians in Westminster must listen and change tack.
But if even Councillor Wilson is horrified, it must surely be time for them to change tack.
We want to impress on Pyongyang that isolation is inevitable if they don't change tack," he added.
IT can be argued that a sign of strong leadership is the willingness to listen and change tack when the prevailing wind so dictates.
But low prices also hurt Opec states, encouraging them to change tack and limit output.
It was great in the beginning but we must now change tack and the only way is with new coaches who like flair on the field.
45pm BY MICHAEL SCULLY JOHN CAULFIELD knows Wexford Youths must change tack in Turner's Cross tonight - and that should present chances for his own Cork City side.
If the doctors go out and put their case to voters convincingly, even this Government will change tack.
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.
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.
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.