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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But backsliding on the government commitment is unnecessary given the in-built flexibility of the policy to adjust to changing economic circumstances.
If we see significant backsliding or weakness or, frankly, appeasement from the British government, we will certainly say so.
This is backsliding in security agencies' respect for the constitution and laws in the few years that followed the 25 January Revolution, according to the NCHR.
Political risks may remain low in the Philippines even as the government gears for an administration change this year, but policymakers-and voters-should still be aware of the country's record of backsliding.
There was significant backsliding in the areas of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly", "After several years of progress on freedom of expression, serious backsliding was seen over the past two years, with some level of preparation in this field" and "There was no progress in improving the transparency of state aid and there was some backsliding in the alignment of public procurement rules," reads the report, and these are the examples of some key concerns about Turkish democracy.
Backsliding is a real risk in Lean--continuous improvement can easily become continuous regression, if not managed properly.
The Obama administration has warned that Egypt may be backsliding in its transition to democracy, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying Tuesday that Washington has "real concerns about the direction Egypt appears to be moving in.
In a highly unusual move, the US administration is voicing concern about democratic backsliding in an EU member state, Hungary.
They find that in the short run, there is a pattern of "action and backsliding.
The data shows that while the economy is not backsliding, thanks to slight boon in exports and a drop in imports, it is not growing a pace fast enough to lower unemployment rates.
Asked if he would raise the issue of backsliding on democracy in Hungary, Ukraine and Russia, he said "I've never hesitated in any visit to raise human rights concerns".
If nothing else, "Kelly + Victor" follows an unusual pattern for a boy-meets-girl romance: Its titular lovers meet violently and only then turn cute, before backsliding rather alarmingly.