volte-face


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Synonyms for volte-face

a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

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Ils avaient rapporte les propos de l'envoye special de Kim a ses interlocuteurs chinois les assurant de l'ambition de Pyongyang de "creer un environnement international pacifique", une apparente volte-face apres des mois d'inflation verbale et militaire.
Those tempted to mimic the peer's volte-face on the European Union, should also pause to consider his concern for the banks whose dominant position in British economic life his policies did so much to promote.
Cairo: Egypt's opposition leader Mohammad Al Baradei on Wednesday called for immediate talks with President Mohammad Mursi to discuss "urgent steps" to stop deadly unrest in the country -- a volte-face in the prominent reformist's stance towards the Islamist president.
Extremist parties in India though had raised objection to their governments volte-face on granting Miandad a visa for the upcoming match.
And the 21-year-old's words seem to underline the surprising maturity he has shown throughout the competition, a volte-face from moody to magnificent Mario.
In a complete volte-face, Nakheel said in its offer letter, that homeowners opting to purchase the extra land also gain automatic planning permission to build swimming
An industry source told The Grocer the company was now considering a volte-face on its packaging strategy, under which brands - including Corner, Rice and Miillerlight - were given blue packs last year.
com Derby and it duly arrived this week with the Fahys, PJ and Conor, having a difference of opinion with Wimbledon RM Gary Matthews and swiftly making a volte-face, hotfooting it back to Ireland.
Earlier, acting brazenly the anti-market elements made quick buck, mocking the governments relief-oriented efforts but now the situation had made a dramatic volte-face for unethical forces in LPG market to the consumers advantage, remarked Muhammad Irfan Khokhar chairman LPG distributors association.
President Boris Tadic of Serbia announced the volte-face hours before the UN general assembly had been due to debate a demand from Belgrade seeking to reverse, question or invalidate Kosovo's independence.
The volte-face happened just hours after the proposal emerged publicly and so quickly that universities minister David Willetts was left floundering in a television interview as he was informed the position had changed.
The volte-face happened just hours after the proposal emerged publicly, and so quickly that universities minister David Willetts was left floundering in a television interview as he was informed the position had changed.
Moore claims Premier Gordon Campbell had a revelation on the road to Damascus, made a volte-face on B.
LAHORE, May 29 -- In a volte-face, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has claimed that former skippers Muhammad Yousuf and Younus Khan were never banned and can be brought back to the side anytime.
In substance it represents a complete volte-face for Dodd, who a year ago could find nothing good to say about the Federal Reserve or the Byzantine federal regulatory structure that provided cover for the financial shenanigans of AIG, Goldman-Sachs, Fannie Mae, and their ilk.