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Synonyms for about-turn

change direction


  • change direction
  • reverse
  • about-face
  • volte-face
  • face the opposite direction
  • turn about or around
  • turn through 180 degrees
  • do or perform a U-turn or volte-face
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The revised policy marks a radical about-turn for the Chinese government.
Heavy fuel oil prices have made an about-turn, too.
Proud of what has been achieved, the City exodus he claimed has seen an about-turn.
Mill personnel accomplished an about-turn from landfilling to recycling by implementing a comprehensive land application program for the beneficial use of residuals including paper mill biosolids (PPMB) on land.
The proposals are a complete about-turn from the Social Democratic Party's policies when it still was in power, reports the Danish newspaper The Copenhagen Post.
It is part of an autumn blitz by owners N Brown to give their financial fortunes an about-turn.
We saw it in their about-turn over VAT and tuition fees, and I note that Nick Clegg is now seeking to wriggle off the Tory hook with his sudden conversion over the hated bedroom tax.
Much of this about-turn is due to falls in house prices following the economic downturn combined with ultra-low mortgage rates in the low interest rate environment, which have been pushed lower over the last year by the Government's flagship Funding for Lending scheme.
SANTANDER has staged an about-turn and will no longer withdraw its free banking forever account from 230,000 small business customers.
We have a police leadership here in the West Midlands that one minute wants to have spy cameras and then does an about-turn.
As Julie Morgan MP she campaigned for years for an about-turn from the faceless international conglomerate over its bone-headed, unholy crusade to turn a much-loved Cardiff beauty spot into an unwanted housing estate.
Elysium III have signed a major record deal after an about-turn which has seen them turn their voices to rock classics.
It was a staggering about-turn, which Carragher accepts he never thought would happen, especially given much-publicised comments in his autobiography highlighting how England's fortunes paled alongside those of his Liverpool.
Now, in a welcome about-turn, new Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw is set to announce that product placement WILL be allowed.
WELL done to Hayley Turner, for executing a swift about-turn on her decision to team up with bookmakers Coral on a publicity campaign and tipping exercise.