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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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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.
This about-turn has taken into account not only the formidable transformation in the Chinese economy but also the fear that this growth has instilled in Europe.
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. While historically people grew tired of the City, and went east--first to the soulless, charmless Canary Wharf, and then further afield, 'Bangalore, even Shanghai'--now the City is being revived.
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.
In France, an electorate that voted emmanuel Macron in 2017 did an about-turn and the party of his opponent, Marine Le Pen, pictured, drew into first place, while in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition saw a loss to the Greens and the far right.
Earlier, the PML-N chief did an about-turn when he backtracked from a decision to contest the polls from Karachi's three NA constituencies, including NA-248, NA-249 and NA-250.
The move is something of an about-turn, coming hot on the heels of a wellreceived - by fashion editors at least - collection from 32-year-old model and presenter Alexa Chung, who delved into the M&S archives to produce a mix of heritage styles and fabrics combined with some extremely short hemlines.
It is part of an autumn blitz by owners N Brown to give their financial fortunes an about-turn. The campaign also involves their Simply Be and Jacamo brands.
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.