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U-turn

noun [C] uk   /ˈjuː.tɜːn/ us    /-tɝːn/ ( informal U-ie,   /ˈjuːi/   )
a turn made by a car in order to go back in the direction from which it has come: It is illegal to do/make a U-turn on a motorway. mainly disapproving a complete change from one opinion or plan of action to an opposite one: The prime minister did/made a quick U-turn in response to all the adverse publicity.
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