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.
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Analysts saw a bounce in the trade price indexes in the first four months of 2019 that reversed course sharply in May and June.
'Seeing price pressures stalling, the BSP reversed course very quickly, pausing at one meeting before slashing reserve requirements in November and reducing policy rates by 50 bps, only four meetings after it last hiked,' he added.
Its shares, which rose as much as 3.5 percent earlier in the session, reversed course to plunge 7.7 percent near the close of trade on Thursday.
The policy, announced in May, led to the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents until Trump reversed course June 20 and ordered that families should stay together.
Vessels heading to the US and Caribbean with ultra low sulfur diesel from the Baltics and the Persian Gulf have reversed course after the arbitrage, which some sources had said was challenging in the first place, faltered.
Barely hours after that announcement, it reversed course.
The following day, after first having canceled a meeting with The New York Times, Trump reversed course and traveled to the Times I IQ, for an on-the-record chat with reporters and editors.
It has since reversed course, falling against the dollar after billionaire businessman Donald Trump's election as US president, offering up some good news for Abe's administration.
Local shares reversed course and ended lower yesterday, ignoring another overnight record close in Wall Street stocks.
Crude oil futures reversed course on Monday with Brent ending the session higher after falling earlier, following a slump in the U.S.
But, since then, the Navy has said the warships rescued Iranian ships in the Red and in the Gulf of Aden without ever saying why they reversed course and skipped Cape Town.
In another instance, Tombini indicated that interest rates would be held at low levels and reversed course six months later.
Mass protests continued throughout Brazil Thursday as hundreds of thousands assembled in the main cities of Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro with no sign of subsiding even as governments reversed course on planned public transit fare hikes, RT reported.
Summary: NEW YORK - The dollar reversed course Thursday and turned negative against world currencies despite economic data suggesting that the U.S.