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U-turn

noun

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a changing from one policy or point of view to virtually its exact opposite
  • an abrupt U-turn of her support for the candidate after hearing the news of his misdeeds

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The first known use of U-turn was in 1915

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“U-turn.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/U-turn. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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