switcheroo

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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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But for advocates of church -- state separation, few switcheroos may be as odd -- or as vexing-as the one involving Jeff Sessions, a religious conservative recently elected to the U.
The program is moving forward with no deviations, substitutions or switcheroos, and now it stands to deliver more than was promised.
More daring regifters have tried to pull off greater switcheroos, handing over recognizable items to closer recipients.
Harris may intend his switcheroos to show that power can change hands at any moment, but his message would be more forceful if the most powerful figure on stage weren't the unseen playwright, shoehorning his awkward solutions into worlds that can't really support them.
Instrumental switcheroos on pop songs by people with more musical credibility is nothing new.
Using a slightly exaggerated visual style, and restless editing often accompanied by swish-wipes, Ning keeps the tempo lively--and also requires his audience to pay attention to the extremely complex plot, which involves multiple switcheroos and keeping track of characters in various places at the same time.
There are countless (too many, in fact) double-crosses and switcheroos, but they're rarely thrilling or surprising and sometimes they're rather difficult to follow.