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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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After promising to seal off Uhuru Park, the state intelligently changed tack at the last minute and allowed Raila's supporters to assemble.
But Pulis has changed tack this time round and believes the next set of international fixtures could be good for some of his players who need minutes.
But there was controversy as the Greens themselves changed tack on climate change.
So, it seems, were the authorities who changed tack and ensured the mum of two will now get the treatment she wants.
Now, though, the major players in the market have changed tack and smaller and more local outlets are more in their plans.
Along came Burns and my career and life changed tack altogether.
Lee Westwood isn't known for lack of confidence and he's not changed tack by predicting Europe will retain the Ryder Cup this weekend.
THE Government abruptly changed tack yesterday as plans to cut benefits for people in the North were dropped before they could even be announced.
After initially angering locals by ignoring environmental standards and using Chinese laborers, Chinese-backed mineral-extraction projects changed tack and now have some of the best community relations and CSR reporting standards in the region, observers say.
The island's top banker said that although European leaders have changed tack by announcing on December 9, 2011, a change in the overall decision to absorb losses from the private sector, in cases where a state is facing liquidity problems, "investors are not convinced.
Despite stating earlier in the week that five clubs had indicated they were willing to match the player's release clause, De Oliveira has now changed tack and claims the 19-year-old will stay and spearhead their challenge in December's Club World Cup.
He is also keen to show how far Galileo changed tack after 1613 in his relations with religious authorities.
At first, RAMSI's statebuilding was neither very responsive to local voices, nor to root causes of the conflict, but it slowly changed tack to a more responsive form of peacebuilding.
Traditional industries such as engineering and textiles may have declined and changed tack in recent years, but others have sprung up to make sure that Huddersfield is continuing to leave its creative mark on the nation.
But as inspections drew a blank and the case began to "crumble" in the weeks before the start of the conflict he changed tack.