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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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We have a police leadership here in the West Midlands that one minute wants to have spy cameras and then does an about-turn.
Orange juice concentrate prices have made a sharp about-turn now fears about a fungicide scare squeezing supplies have subsided.
According to Ria Novosti news agency, the 7am flight from Moscow's main Domodedovo airport did an about-turn 15 minutes after take-off because of the 39-year-old woman's antics.
David Cameron heralded the about-turn at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, when he stated bluntly that he was unhappy with the policy.
Summary: BEIRUT: Ansar will participate in the forthcoming AFC Cup after an about-turn following Wednesday's withdrawal from the competition due to a lack of funds.
He then performed an about-turn last month so that Warrington could sign former Canberra centre Joel Monaghan but has now agreed a one-year deal with the Parramatta Eels which he will finalise on his return to Sydney on Christmas Eve.
He has made a very public about-turn on the budget deficit, on cuts and on spending.
The whistler's U-turn didn't go down well with league chiefs, though, and he was banned after they failed to buy his lame claim that nobody had influenced the about-turn.
The falling trend made an about-turn in the first half of the year, Xinhua News Agency quoted Bo as saying at a meeting in Beijing.
The revised policy marks a radical about-turn for the Chinese government.
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.
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.
The top deck was controversially closed at the start of the season to bring fans closer together but rush in ticket sales has forced an about-turn.
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.