volte-face

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volte-face

A complete change of opinion or belief. The phrase comes from the Italian term voltafaccia. Everyone was surprised when the candidate made a complete volte-face on her stance on taxes.

a volte-ˈface

(from French, formal) a complete change of opinion or plan: This represents a volte-face in government policy.This is a French adaptation of an Italian phrase and refers to turning to face the opposite direction.
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But what stuck in my craw much more was Rice stating: "I am a proud Englishman." This volteface only rubs salt into the wound.
Despite the governor's reported volteface, the grandson of the late Ibadan political maverick and chieftain of the defunct National Council of Nigerians and the Cameroons, (NCNC) Adegoke Adelabu continues to galvanise support for his ambition, endearing himself to the APC stakeholders.
A report by think tank Volteface says children are being "exploited" to deal cannabis on adults' behalf.
This is despite a 16 per cent drop for adults, according to the report from drugs policy think-tank Volteface.
A seasoned, cynical Tory politician like Hague also realises that there are votes in his volteface, at a time when the Tories are split from top to bottom on Brexit, and losing ground to Corbyn's Labour.
She paid tribute to NHS staff, MP Dan Poulter and Steve Moore, director of Volteface - which explores alternatives to public drug policies - for their support, describing their work as "truly amazing".
She paid tribute to NHS staff, MP Dan Poulter and Steve Moore, A-director of Volteface -- which A-explores alternatives to public drug policies -- for their A-support, describing their work as "truly amazing".
Mr Jones spoke to the Daily Post after attending a meeting of the Parliamentary cross party group on drug reform, where think tank Volteface and charity The Loop presented a report on bringing in drug testing at nightspots across the UK.
Sherab Gyaltshen, a student of Sherubtse College, said that when the college is on, the town is bustling with people and business runs at its best but the situation does a volteface during the winter break.
The policy campaign group VolteFace have published a timely investigation by Lizzie McCulloch into existing support for (http://volteface.me/publications/black-sheep/) problem cannabis use .
Chinoy's statement's at the press conference were a volteface from his earlier comments to the media.
Intervenant ce jeudi 30 octobre 2014 a la conference de presse de son parti, Rached Ghannouchi, leader d'un parti qui avait un temps porte toutes les revendications anti-laicite lors de la discussion de la Constitution notamment, fait volteface, un virage a 90 degres.
ISLAMABAD -- Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the defensive daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, says Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) has been struck by an absolute volteface.
He did a volteface later by accepting a government bungalow.
The final volteface and scramble for membership was therefore motivated in large part by a fear of marginalisation, a concern that Australian entry would leave New Zealand in the untenable situation of being the only regional state outside the forum.