change sides

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It was a sanguinary [cheerful] affair, and especially interesting as showing one of Peter's peculiarities, which was that in the middle of a fight he would suddenly change sides.
He said: "I couldn't do that to the Celtic fans even if I had wanted to change sides.
There are intersections at four places to change sides, causing traffic jams.
Every time we change sides, the wind seems to change sides as well," Japan's badminton coach Keita Masuda said after Japan lost to the Koreans.
Moreover, some of the rebels are getting ready to change sides.
The other is that some of the rebels are getting ready to change sides.
They have nearly a year left to change sides, but so far President Obama's big Jewish "bundlers" from 2008 are standing by their man.
IT would seem that none of the main political parties in Merseyside is immune to one of the dirtiest tricks in the book - and at the most junior level: the tin-pot arrogance of councillors who change sides mid-term.
The event took place at Salboni, where the PCAPA members held a kangaroo court and compelled the CPM members to change sides.
The latter challenged strongly down the far side but was forced to change sides on the run-in and Oaks winner Skywalker Queen came with a big late run to finish threeparts-of-a-length second behind the Pat Buckley-trained Slip The Lark in 29.
Ray Winstone's character seems to change sides at the drop of Indy's fedora.
Stay in the same direction with a hedge on your right and in a few yards change sides with the hedge to continue along a series of pools on the right.