u-turn

[ US /ˈjuˌtɝn/ ]
NOUN
  1. complete reversal of direction of travel
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How To Use u-turn In A Sentence

  • The opposition said the move represented a U-turn and was in effect a revised version of Labour's future jobs fund, cancelled by the coalition government when it came to office. Nick Clegg announces £1bn fund to tackle youth unemployment
  • Nick Clegg's U-turn on student fees is a trivial peccadillo compared with his infinitely more damaging U-turn on public spending. The Coalition and the Constitution by Vernon Bogdanor – review
  • It made the U-turn after the web giant said spying breached its terms. The Sun
  • Turning a very sharp bend of what seemed like a U-turn, I only caught a passing glimpse of it.
  • This weekend, the inner cabinet is preparing the ground for the latest U-turn, which they hope will square Souter and Cardinal Winning.
  • Nobody likes U-turns, but maybe they will say that those alternatives were not given a proper airing at the time. Times, Sunday Times
  • Several Tongzhi in the courtyard of a pile of bamboo points in the play, red flames, burning bamboo after "Papa" to Baoxiang, the beast go here, see the Flames make a U-turn run scared.
  • The move is being hailed as "a stunning volte-face," a complete "U-turn on nuclear energy. Katie Engelhart: Political Fallout: Will Germany Go Nuclear-Free?
  • Paul Rowen has switched by way of screeeching U-Turn from a "benefit of hindsight", from "not excusing the inexcusable", from praising the 1982 Yorkshire TV Alice documentary kinda fella, albeit highly confused about the safety and desirability of redeveloping the TBA Killing Fields of the Spodden Valley, to a bit of an excuser. Asbestos in Schools: Foolish Rowen Backs Up Cyril
  • He made a quick U-turn and sped away.
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