backsliding


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backsliding

verb about face, adoption, change like a chameleon, change of heart, change of mind, conversion, defection, diametrically opposed stance, divergence, diversion, flip-flop, 180 deeree about face, qualification, realignment, regression, restructuring, reversal, reversion, temporizer, turn of the tide, turnabout
Associated concepts: flip-flop on a political stance
See also: recidivism, recrudescence, regressive, relapse
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In the '90s, we had a similar improvement in revenue generation, but subsequently, there was backsliding.
In addition, backsliding is a real risk with Lean programs, so be aware of the potential causes and consequences of lost momentum.
qualify for the exception allowing backsliding if the permittee, after
Preventing countries from backsliding on cuts in tariffs they have undertaken unilaterally could be the biggest gain from the long-running Doha round to free up world trade, economists said.
The backsliding against poverty in the 2000s is most notable among the least advantaged, who happened to be the same groups that made the most progress in the 1990s.
If this is a tactful way of saying that it will, if needed, apply its collective shoe to the nether regions of those who look like backsliding, then we can only wish more power to its elbow, or perhaps knee.
You've made major leaps, but today is the day you've gotta watch out for backsliding.
Now the task is to build on the success, without watering down standards, without taking control from communities, and without backsliding and calling it reform.
Current Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has adopted the same backsliding attitude without missing a beat.
In the Exodus narrative, Moses is offered in contrast to the people's response as embodying unswerving fidelity and missionary zeal on behalf of the truth, a true revolutionary set in relief against the backsliding people who were also given but cannot bear the difficulty of the truth.
For example, the report notes that Laos "enjoyed unprecedented success in its battle against opium in 2005," while the Ukraine is backsliding in its law enforcement attempts to control trafficking and abuse of narcotics.
With this obligation came the warning that punishment for backsliding from this mission would be followed by exile from the land.