tide turning

tide turning

verb about-face, adoption, backsliding, change like a chameleon, change of heart, change of mind, conversion, defection, divergence, diversion, dramatically opposed stance, flip-flop, 180-deeree about-face, qualification, realignment, regression, reversal, reversion, temporizer, tergiversation, turnabout
Associated concepts: flip-flop on a political stance
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Full story "I have got a real committed group of players and I can see the tide turning for us.
And with the tide turning, Barnet got their just rewards through Puncheon's knock-out blow.
Bush, US President, for his answer at a press conference when he was asked if the tide was turning in Iraq: "I think -- tide turning -- see, as I remember -- I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of -- it's easy to see a tide turn -- did I say those words?
Asked if the tide was turning in Iraq, he muttered: "I think - tide turning - see, as I remember - I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of - it's easy to see a tide turn.
Food health scares are partly responsible for the tide turning to "pure" products.
But after winning seven elections in fifteen years, he is convinced that if progressives will simply stop talking about what they can't do and start knocking on doors, they will find the tide turning in their direction.