go from one extreme to another

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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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Alberto Villarosa, chair of the Security Bank and a former president of the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP), has warned against going from one extreme to another in terms of policy-making even as the banking system assesses the consequences of the recent Bangladesh cyber-heist - proceeds from which slipped through the country.
"It is going from one extreme to another," suggested Clarke.
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That game will be going from one extreme to another as West Ham are fighting for their lives but Liverpool should go there full of confidence, as the away performances of late have been very good - thanks largely to the inputs of Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso.
'But now it's like going from one extreme to another. They need to tell us the truth.
Ashby said: "We are going from one extreme to another and it's important we get some consistency into our performances.
Meadows points out that "when the climate starts to change, it will do so rapidly, going from one extreme to another. By the time we finally try to do something, it will be too late."
Patrick laughed: "After 30 years of high-level stress I'm going from one extreme to another."