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U-turn

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈjuːtɜːn/
VEHICLE a change of direction that you make when driving in order to travel in the opposite directionDriving and operating road vehiclesChanging direction
DECISION a complete change from one opinion or plan to an opposite one: the government's U-turn on economic policyChange and changes
(Definition of U-turn from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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