reverse (one's) field

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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 (one's) field

To turn and proceed in the opposite direction.
See also: field, reverse
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On a 3-2 vote, the board last week reversed field and directed its attorney to draft a contract that would reinstate Coe to his old position.
Nathan Deal and lawmakers reversed field, restoring the minimum GPA to 2.0 for students this fall.
The Eagle staff has reversed field and now strives to think about the Web before the morning paper.
However, his successor, Pope Alexander VII, reversed field again and decreed on March 23, 1656 (46 years after Ricci's death), that the Jesuit missionaries in China be allowed to use Chinese rites and, three years later, dispensed the native Chinese clergy from having to pray the Divine Office in Latin.
Our governors and mayors--who, facing deficits, had been cutting back--have now reversed field and are demanding to follow the federal formula.
Wisconsin), DOE Under Secretary Raymond Orbach requests FESAC, by October 1, "to critically evaluate the status of, and scientific opportunities for, major alternate magnetic configurations." He states, "The concepts that have attracted the most attention, and are the focus of this charge, are the stellarator, spherical torus, reversed field pinch, and compact tori (spheromak and field-reversed configuration).
Offset at a distance behind the main magnetizer, the secondary sensing zone, point B (1) is located in a reversed field, with an H of 15 Oe (Oersted).
A private firm, for example, recently reversed field by telling Virginia officials it would need $100 million in public funds to build and run high-occupancy toll lanes on a 14-mile stretch of the Capital Beltway outside Washington.
The Justice Department quietly reversed field after Mr.
Over the next thirty-two years, however, from roughly 1809 to 1841, the Senate reversed field. A small but highly influential core of members transformed the institution in at least three ways: by strengthening ties with the citizenry, almost making an end run around the state legislatures in an attempt to build a popular base from which to compete with an ever more aggressive House of Representatives; by engaging the House along the entire spectrum of legislative deliberations, from initial drafting through oversight; and by establishing a more neutral and distant posture with respect to the executive branch.
Shoal Creek's membership reversed field in midstream and quickly admitted Birmingham businessman Louis Willie when it realized that it was about to lose the esteemed PGA Championships.
Starting as a poet of the mind, Rich has gradually reversed field until now she speaks as a poet of the body.
Then, when it became evident to him that many Americans--especially in Florida, Texas, and California--were adamantly opposed to welcoming thousands of impoverished, darkskinned refugees, Clinton reversed field and embraced the Bush policy.
Even authors who initially toyed with some traditional caveats about love's maladies reversed field in their core passages.
On Wednesday, Hatch reversed field. After a plea by Lippman, three anchors, and three news executives, KIRO resurrected the story, sans Sauter, introducing it as "the version of the story that would have run .