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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Thawing relations between North and South Korea have seemingly reversed their course in the aftermath of the failed Hanoi summit, with Pyongyang pulling out of a celebration of the anniversary of last year's historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim in the DMZ, and ceasing to attend weekly joint meetings.
Following last year's gradual improvement, business expectations reversed their course at the beginning of the current year.
The White House had initially declined to release the recipe, then reversed their course by saying, that if a petition on the administration's 'We The People' site garnered 25,000 signatures, they will release the recipe.
Kentucky Speedway founders have reversed their course and decided to continue their antitrust lawsuit against NASCAR over its refusal to put a Sprint Cup date at the track.
All subsequent surveys confirm that the laity have not reversed their course, despite hierarchical efforts to roll back the revolution.
Moreover, regimes which had embarked upon the path of political liberalization since the mid-Seventies, or in the late Eighties, have reversed their course, limiting the little political space which they had opened for autonomous political and social forces in their societies.