reverse (one's) course

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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
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Steve, who was sacked in October, went on: "I have remained silent in hopes that the company might reverse their course."
The must reverse their course and look elsewhere for their cuts.
''Players may reverse their course to dollar-selling depending on the job data, but they also remain worried about yen-selling intervention by Japanese authorities in the mid-118 yen level,'' a New York-based Japanese bank dealer said.
''Players may reverse their course to dollar-selling depending on the job data,'' said a New York-based Japanese bank dealer.
Free to go about where they will: free to twist and turn, to spin in midair, to see new territory, to reverse their courses. They neither own nor cede property.