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Synonyms for climb-down

a retraction of a previously held position

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The public was instrumental in bringing about the initial climb-down to sell off public forests and it is now their chance to tell the panel why they value their woods and trees.
The move is a humiliating climb-down for Intel which has been gung-ho about supporting Rambus since 1996 and consistently said that it will move to Rambus as its main memory source for PCs.
Francisco said that Intel was still "right behind" Rambus and denied that the evaluation of a PC133 represented any kind of a climb-down.
On Michael Gove's GCSE climb-down @LucieGraceFace: Oh Michael Gove.
The humbling climb-down was revealed by Blues chairman John Wardle following the club's annual general meeting at Eastlands, in which it was confirmed ex-Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan will be granted a small transfer kitty when the window opens next month.
Despite a climb-down over his asking price, Carbone is still holding out for around pounds 28,000-a-week.
DEAN SAUNDERS' move to Benfica is back on after a climb-down by Sheffield United.
Marsh was put firmly in his place with the climb-down read out on the air: "We would like to apologise to Alan Sugar and recognise that he has only been chairman since 1991.
The climb-down came after the Daily Mirror exposed the practice of shackling pregnant prisoners.