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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Late-June surveys will be watched closely for signs that the May downdraft is reversing course. Current high inventory levels will be problematic if there is indeed a broad producer sentiment pull-back that is evident in other measures.
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- President Donald Trump said Friday that he is "not reversing course" in Syria on Friday after announcing yesterday that up to 200 US troop will remain in Syria for a period of time.
Illinois already has the most competitive marketplace for workers' compensation insurance in the nation - reversing course and putting the state in charge of setting rates for workers' compensation insurance does nothing to fix the true cost drivers of Illinois' workers' compensation system."
Reversing course from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump on Monday night committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signaling he would dispatch more troops to America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win."
"A lack of pricing power continues to plague the retail industry," Kleinhenz said, noting that Consumer Price Index numbers released in May showed prices reversing course in March.
Now, with retailers facing criticism for forcing employees to work on the national holiday, a handful of companies are reversing course on their Black Friday strategies.
More than a week after the two countries threw open their borders to the migrants, Germany said it was reversing course as a temporary measure.
Acknowledging the challenge of reconciling our actions with our love of beaches, the geologists offer suggestions for reversing course, insisting that given the space, beaches can take care of themselves and provide us with multiple benefits.
Summary: Oil prices slipped back below $96 a barrel Friday afternoon, reversing course after rising earlier in the day.
The profile view on an instrument approach will specify the altitude to maintain and the distance you must remain within while reversing course.
"We will support all those who endeavour to boost steady and positive progress without jumping stages or reversing course or stalling advances."
After reversing course on Exchange 2007 support, Microsoft now says a third service pack for the messaging server that adds compatibility with Windows Server 2008 R2 will ship in the second half of next year.
Kuwait, 07 September: Reversing course from the start of trading, the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended the day in the red.
7 World Trade Center, whose lack of leases at the beginning of the year seemed to be a symbol of a general market-wide stagnancy downtown, has since shown signs of dramatically reversing course. As Real Estate Weekly first reported, the building's owner, Silverstein Properties, and its reps at CBRE are negotiating with Moody's Investors Service to take as much as 600,000 s/f.
FOE JOHN McCAIN, for reversing course and sucking up to the Reverend Jerry Falwell, whom he once called an "agent of intolerance." lcCain will soon undergo corrective mouth surgery, since he's damaged it by talking out of both sides.