into reverse

idiom

: into an opposite state or condition
The decrease in profit has been put into reverse.

Examples of into reverse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From 2010 to 2020, immigration from Mexico slowed markedly, and even went into reverse. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023 Lieutenant Eugene Chin grabbed for Pinto, who avoided him and swung into reverse — hitting an unmarked police car and dragging the lieutenant, Perez said. Amanda Milkovits, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2023 Lately, he’s been trying all the time to slow time, to suspend it, to end it, to slide it into reverse. Matt Thompson, Spin, 10 Sep. 2023 Tesla has put its cost-cutting strategy into reverse. Chris Morris, Fortune, 2 May 2023 The suspect stopped the big rig on a dirt shoulder, put it into reverse and rammed into one of the police vehicles, disabling it, Maqueira said. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Then deficits normally expand again in downturns, as those factors go into reverse. Jeff Stein, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2023 In drive, pushing it forward first engages neutral; a second push forward is needed to get into reverse. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 7 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile, progress on the human development indicators prioritized by both international experts and U.S. policymakers either stagnated or went into reverse. Maha Yahya, Foreign Affairs, 15 Oct. 2019 See More

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“Into reverse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/into%20reverse. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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