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go into reverse

To move backward or in the opposite direction. I just worry that our store's sales will go into reverse once everyone reads that terrible review.
See also: go, reverse

in reverse

1. Of an automobile, having the gear enabled that will allow it to be driven backward. Put it in reverse and then back up very slowly.
2. Backwards; in or facing the opposite direction; in the opposite order or position. Can be used as either an adjective or an adverb. Stop putting my books in reverse when you're cleaning! They're supposed to go A to Z, not Z to A! I think his password is just his birthday in reverse. Did you know that your shirt is in reverse? Your tag is sticking out at the back.
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put (something) into reverse

To cause something to move backward or in the opposite direction. I just worry that that terrible review will put our store's sales into reverse.
See also: put, reverse

put some reverse English on it

1. To strike or throw a ball with a spin that will keep it from moving in particular direction. You'll never get the ball into the pocket that way! Put some reverse English on it!
2. To speak in a manner, often related to syntax, that confuses the listener. No wonder he got so confused, with you putting some reverse English on it like that.
See also: English, on, put, reverse

reverse (one's) course

1. To stop and begin moving in the opposite direction. The quarterback tried reversing his course to evade the defensive linesmen, but he wasn't quick enough and ended up getting sacked in the end zone. As soon as we saw the family of bears, we quietly and hastily reversed course.
2. To suddenly hold or profess a position or opinion that runs contrary or opposite to one held previously. The senator seemed to reverse course the following day, stating that he would never condone police violence against any citizen. The city's legal team spent months convincing the judge to reverse her course and allow the case to proceed.
See also: course, reverse

reverse (one's) field

1. To stop and begin moving in the opposite direction. Said especially of athletes on the field during gameplay. The quarterback tried reversing his field to evade the defensive linesmen, but he wasn't quick enough and ended up getting sacked in the end zone. As soon as we saw the family of bears, we quietly and hastily reversed field.
2. To suddenly hold or profess a position or opinion that runs contrary or opposite to one held previously. The senator seemed to reverse field the following day, stating that he would never condone police violence against any citizen. The city's legal team spent months convincing the judge to reverse her field and allow the case to proceed.
See also: field, reverse

reverse gears

To quickly and often abruptly reverse or retreat from one's position or opinion on a given subject. Refers to shifting into reverse on car or other motor vehicle. The administration is reversing gears on its controversial tax policy, which has come as a surprise to many. Instead of reversing gears, the company has been doubling down on what has been an unprofitable business strategy for many others around the country.
See also: gear, reverse

the reverse of the medal

The opposite, contrary, or differing point of view about or aspect of something. Freelance writers have much greater flexibility in their schedule, as well as in the content they create; the reverse of the medal, of course, is that they rarely have anything resembling job security.
See also: medal, of, reverse
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

the reverse of the medal (or shield)

the opposite view of a matter.
See also: medal, of, reverse
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

go/put something into reˈverse

start to happen or make something happen in the opposite way: In the 1980s economic growth went into reverse.
See also: go, put, reverse, something

in reˈverse

in the opposite order or way; backwards: The secret number is my phone number in reverse.We did a similar trip to you, but in reverse.
See also: reverse
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

reverse gears

tv. to wretch as a prelude to vomiting; to vomit the stomach contents. Beavis is reversing gears and might be going to vomit. You never know with Beavis.
See also: gear, reverse
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

reverse (one's) field

To turn and proceed in the opposite direction.
See also: field, reverse
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Government-imposed lending limits determined by the FHA put a $625,500 ceiling on reverse mortgages.
With times being as they are, reverse mortgages are probably here to stay Statistics show reverse mortgages with a market penetration of less than 5 percent of homeowners 62 and older.
But reverse mortgages can be more complicated and expensive than a traditional mortgage, said Todd Mark, vice president of education for the Dallas-based Consumer Credit Counseling Service.
Also, the company's common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol 'ANTH' with the fifth character 'D' added to the end of the trading symbol, beginning today, for a period of 20 trading days to indicate that the reverse split has occurred.
It will be explained in terms that can be applied to reverse logistics, and the reverse logistics best practices will then be discussed with double loop learning in mind.
A clear majority--67 percent--undertake a reverse mortgage as means to reduce debt, an indication it's needed to meet an immediate financial need.
Even if the reverse stock split is approved by the stockholders, the board may delay or abandon the reverse stock split at any time prior to the effective time of the reverse stock split, if the board determines that the reverse stock split is no longer in the best interests of the company or the stockholders.
Borrowers interested in a reverse mortgage should consult a mortgage professional as well as their financial advisor in order to properly assess the advantages and disadvantages of this powerful and popular program.
A little background: Annual volumes of the Federal Housing Administration's reverse mortgages have tanked to their lowest level in 13 years and appear headed for further declines.
Reportedly, at the Annual General Meeting of Eniro on 25 April 2018, it was resolved to reverse share split of 1: 100 ordinary shares, whereby 100 ordinary shares are consolidated into one ordinary share and to authorise Eniro's board to decide on the record date.
As a result of the reverse stock split, the number of outstanding shares of NYRT's common stock was reduced from 167,928,730 to approximately 16,792,873.
This action is called "reverse" sneezing because air is going in, not out as in a typical sneeze.
This author has used this hybrid design many times, using a single balance valve in only one location per floor (near the shaft) to balance the flow to that floor, while allowing the self-balancing nature of reverse return to eliminate all the balance valves at individual coils.
Mar 18 HULL CITY (h) (Lost 0-3 in reverse fixture) Apr 1 QPR (a) (Won 1-0 in reverse fixture) Apr 5 HUDDERSFIELD (h) (Won 2-1 in reverse fixture) Apr 9 PRESTON (h) (Drew 0-0 in reverse fixture) Apr 12 READING (h) (Lost 0-2 in reverse fixture) Apr 16 BOLTON (a) (Won 3-0 in reverse fixture) Apr 19 BURNLEY (a) (Won 1-0 in reverse fixture) Apr 23 IPSWICH (h) (Won 2-0 in reverse fixture) Apr 30 BIRMINGHAM (a) (Drew 0-0 in reverse fixture) May 7 BRIGHTON (h) (Won 3-0 in reverse fixture).