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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Kearney said:"It has gone from one extreme to another you would have to say.
Nick said: "I've gone from one extreme to another: last year I was sweating in 30C heat in a prison cell, this year I was at home, it was snowing, and I was back with my family.
"I think he can give us a couple of options but I'm probably looking at him more in the wide area." He added: "We've gone from one extreme to another in the space of a week and it makes life harder for me in terms of selection but in terms of what we want, we want competition and real energy, so it's perfect." As for the three loan players in general terms, Pressley said: "They've looked really good in training and I'm really pleased with all the new additions to the group who have settled in really well and look at home here." Loan star Chris Dagnall.
"We''ve gone from one extreme to another, if you like," said the manager.
Brown said: "We've gone from one extreme to another. From keeping three clean sheets in a row, we have conceded 11 goals in three games.
"We've gone from one extreme to another. Beating Dundalk 4-1, and then losing 4-0 to Shelbourne," mused McGee.
One might suspect Fine Gael but surprisingly he has gone from one extreme to another by joining the Drogheda branch of the Labour Party.
'Parry has gone from one extreme to another in a matter of just over a month,' added Earnshaw.
"But in taking on my new fitness and training regime I had gone from one extreme to another.
RICHARD SWALLOW has gone from one extreme to another, winning his third fight in three weeks last night after a five-year lay-off as Paul Butlin also won in Nottingham to make it two away wins from two for Coventry's Capitol Promotions.