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U-turn

noun
     
Related topics: Transport
U-turn [countable]
1TT a turn that you make in a car, on a bicycle etc, so that you go back in the direction you came from
make/do a U-turn
He made a quick U-turn and sped away.
2 a complete change of ideas, plans etc
make/do a U-turn
Critics accused the government of doing a U-turn on its promise to increase education spending.

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