shift (one's) ground

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shift (one's) ground

To adopt a different viewpoint or opinion. I was shocked when Liz suddenly shifted her ground and started seeing things as I did.
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shift one's ground

Fig. to change one's opinions or arguments, often without being challenged or opposed. At first Jack and I were on opposite sides, but he suddenly shifted ground and started agreeing with me. Jim has very fixed views. You won't find him shifting his ground.
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shift your ground

say or write something that contradicts something you have previously written or said.
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shift your ˈground

(usually disapproving) change your opinion or position, especially during an argument or a discussion: He’s shifted his ground on many major policy issues. OPPOSITE: stand fast/firm
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In Hyderabad, several colonies are reportedly inundated, and people have been forced to shift their ground floors to higher floors, or to less flooded areas.
Because we must be always correcting our errors, art and science always need to be free to shift their ground and start again.
Brendan says: ``Everyone has their own style but I stick by the line that, sometimes, when you're presenting your point in a very strident fashion,it doesn't make it easy for the other person to shift their ground towards you.
Though consumers will not lightly abandon their beloved large cars, they face three crucial pressures to shift their ground.