go from one extreme to another

go from one extreme to another

To change or shift between two very different states or things. A: "Why's Mom so upset? I thought she was happy that I moved out." B: "Yeah, well, you know Mom—she tends to go from one extreme to another." Snow one day and 60 degree sunshine the next? Boy, the weather around here sure can go from one extreme to another!
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"Dean has been ill for a long time and he went through stages of being really poorly but then would go from one extreme to another.
DARLINGTON will go from one extreme to another in the Conference tonight, with manager Mark Cooper warning his players they must rise to the occasion, writes STUART RAYNER.
The Buildbase Bees' opposition will go from one extreme to another in the space of four days as the basement-dwelling Robins are followed up on Monday with the highly anticipated fixture against title favourites Poole.
So you can't go from one extreme to another and fall out with him, start criticising him.
ESA's planetary missions can go from one extreme to another.
"We equalised and could have gone on and won the game at the end so you go from one extreme to another. In hindsight we should have settled for a point.
ASTON Martin is planning to go from one extreme to another - with the introduction of a tiny city car.
ASTON Martin are planning to go from one extreme to another by introducing a tiny city car.
As usual we have to go from one extreme to another. Euphemia's family eat nothing but raw food including bread that tastes like Play-Doh and aloe vera that's like eating a bogey apparently.
I go from one extreme to another. It's as random as possible, weird stuff.
WITH this film, we go from one extreme to another. From the fun family half-term fare of Chicken Little and Greyfriars Bobby to a movie that is definitely not for children.
I know they're suggesting that it's just for baby Louise but he seems to go from one extreme to another with her too.
DARLINGTON could go from one extreme to another, with eight League Two games in a month after going without for almost as long.
Later, showing they could go from one extreme to another, they offered to do what is normally a pounds 60 job for a tenner - their almost dumbstruck client insisted on paying pounds 15.
THE 2006 season has seen Dundalk go from one extreme to another.