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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There were some positives to take from the match, however, along with Lavery's well-taken brace, we saw our first real example of Clarke's much-mentioned desire to change tack when things aren't working as he made a triple change shortly after Crawley bagged their second goal of the contest.
All councillors need to change tack and oppose population increase for the good of the young.
Top medics from the British HIV Association have now joined the call for the Home Office to change tack and pilot such a scheme in Glasgow.
They insist on doing what they do daily but its time they change tack and work with border communities," Dahir said.
But if even death doesn't make ministers change tack, it is tough to know when that turning point will actually be.
However, others believe the Italian is still within the county, but urged the security team to change tack for a successful operation.
Elsewhere, Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI director-general, urged Brexit negotiators on both sides to change tack. She said: "The events of the last 24 hours have made one thing abundantly clear - negotiators on both sides must change tack.
He can still change tack, ending austerity and even repairing some of the damage he and George Osborne have already done to our economy.
Even the Archbishop of York, wise old Dr John Sentamu, thinks the politicians in Westminster must listen and 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.
Cork City v Wexford Youths, 7.45pm 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. Strikes and demonstrations draw attention to a grievance but the way to be successful is to go out and win hearts and minds.
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?