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sea change

noun [C] uk   us   literary
a complete change: There will have to be a sea change in people's attitudes if public transport is ever to replace the private car.
Translations of “sea change”
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底變化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底变化…
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