U-turn


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U-turn

1. Literally, a sudden 180-degree turn made by a vehicle, such that it is quickly facing or moving in the opposite direction. Once I realized I was going the wrong way, I had to do a U-turn at the next light.
2. By extension, any sudden and drastic reversal, as of opinion, policy, intention, fortune, trend, etc. After a huge public outcry about the controversial program, the president quickly made a U-turn and announced that he would not support the plan. The disastrous unveiling of the tech giant's latest gadget marks a major U-turn in their otherwise unyielding success.
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The end of the zipper lane is at the breaker of Sandiganbayan U-turn slot.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, June 29, the existing U-turn slot located before the ramp/tollgate of C5-SLEX will be relocated in front of the Heritage Park Gate Mortuary in Taguig City, about 300 meters away.
'[PM] Imran Khan's U-turns are not lies, but his political wisdom,' he said while speaking to reporters in Quetta on Sunday, Express Newsreported.
If they are U-Turned, it would be the fifth time total during their "Amazing Race" careers that they have been targeted by other teams in an attempt to knock them out of the competition-but if history is bound to repeat itself, this also won't be affecting them.
Summary: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Apr 1 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on the TDP government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of taking 'U-turns' from his earlier promises and dubbed him as 'Bhallaladeva', the primary antagonist from the film 'Baahubali'.
We do not take U-turns, rather we chant Marsoon Marsoon Sindh na Desoon (We will die but won't give Sindh away)'," Bilawal said, taking a jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan without naming him.
While addressing the National Assembly session, opposition leader criticized PM Khan's U-turns saying that what will be the global image of PM Khan's U-turn statement?
PM took to popular micro-blogging website Twitter and said, 'Doing a U-turn to reach one's objective is the hallmark of great leadership just as lying to save ill-gotten wealth is the hallmark of crooks'
"Doing a U-turn to reach one's objective is the hallmark of great leadership, just as lying to save ill-gotten wealth is the hallmark of crooks," he said in a tweet.
Khursheed Shah further added that Imran Khan is a Hitler but he wants to save himself from any harm by taking U-turns, what impression he wants to create by making this U-turn statement.
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the U-turn slot closure, particularly at Don Antonio, would last for two months as private contractor EEI Corporation begins the construction of an abutment station in the area.
The film deals with a cub reporter who traces the history of people who died mysteriously after unlawfully taking a u-turn on a city flyover.
Moreover, the closure of U-turn near the PWD road entrance is the other major hurdle in the smooth flow of heavy traffic.
The focus of this paper is vehicle-vehicle in U-turn, an essential conflict phenomenon in heavy traffic.
I am asking the PM, are you not taking a u-turn? It is very clear that the people are now anti-Modi and BJP."