One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Express a very different opinion or behave in a very different way.‘he'd soon change his tune if he thought she'd lost interest’
change one's mind, think differently, express a different opinion, express a different view, sing a different song, sing a different tune, shift one's ground, do a u-turn, row back, march to the beat of a different drum, have a change of heartView synonyms
- ‘He also accuses environmentalists, who were happy last year when the task force report came out, of changing their tune and saying the city needs a new garbage strategy.’
- ‘But when they saw him play, they changed their tune and were impressed with his rapid development in Scotland.’
- ‘Until I see a difference, I'm not changing my tune.’
- ‘Within a couple of hours, however, they had changed their tune in the wake of negative feedback and agreed to discuss the situation further.’
- ‘My parents always seemed to be understanding people but recently they have changed their tune and want to know what I am doing and where I am going all the time.’
- ‘Given the growing popularity of your mix CD, have record companies since changed their tune?’
- ‘I surprise myself in saying this, but what is so wrong with a woman changing her tune according to the man in her life?’
- ‘I'm sure he changes his tune once he's stuck behind a desk encouraging his clients to sign on the dotted line.’
- ‘Let's buy him some earplugs, and see if he changes his tune…’
- ‘But when it comes to his own back yard he changes his tune.’
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