switcheroo


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switcheroo

slang A surprising, unexpected, or deceptive swap, change, variation, or reversal. I'll distract the guards while you make a switcheroo with the fake diamond. The politician had been campaigning for months against the legislation, only to pull the old switcheroo and start putting her support behind it at the last minute.

the old switcheroo

slang A surprising, unexpected, or deceptive swap, change, variation, or reversal. "Old" is sometimes stylized as "ol'." The politician had been campaigning for months against the legislation, only to pull the old switcheroo and start putting her support behind it at the last minute. Wait a minute, you're Lisa, not Linda! Ah, you've pulled the ol' switcheroo on Grandpa.
See also: old, switcheroo

switcheroo

(ˈswɪtʃɚˈru)
n. a reversal; a switching around. He pulled a switcheroo on us and showed up at the other door, so we missed getting his autograph.
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I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said Tuesday, though he also acknowledged his partisan switcheroo came after polls showed him losing his 2010 GOP primary contest to conservative former Representative Pat Toomey.
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OBAMA'S SWITCHEROO (The Wall Street Journal, New York)
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