One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An instance of reversing an earlier decision or previously held opinion.‘the government was forced into yet more rowbacks on budget cuts’
reintroduce, re-establish, reinstall, reinstate, reinstitute, relaunch, revive, resuscitate, resurrect, breathe new life intoView synonyms
- ‘If it's true, it's about as galactically craven and poll driven a rowback as I've ever heard.’
- ‘"The principles of the EU is that people have the right to move goods around without hindrance and there's been a rowback in that position by Britain," said the spokesman.’
- ‘He used the Belfast Press conference to explain the wider reasons for his rowback in the case by appealing over the heads of the Garda to the general public.’
- ‘Is this what you meant when you told us about rowback?’
- ‘Some journalists avoid the subterfuge of rowback altogether by ignoring their major errors and motoring on to the next subject.’
- ‘Many publications prefer to correct the record via "rowback."’
- ‘It's a huge rowback and a difficult one for consumers to take.’
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