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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""Kenya's African neighbours and Western donors ought to be demanding that the President reverses course before it is too late," the Post read on Tuesday."The Trump administration should warn him of US punitive actions, including sanctions, if he does not stop.
Breitbart News, the hard-right news site to which Bannon has returned as executive chairman, said on its home page that Trump "reverses course" and "defends flip-flop in somber speech."
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Russia reverses course and votes to approve the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.
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military trainers attempting to land in Haiti met with resistance--the Clinton administration does the politically expedient thing and reverses course.