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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
- ‘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.’
- ‘"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.’
- ‘It's a huge rowback and a difficult one for consumers to take.’
- ‘Many publications prefer to correct the record via "rowback."’
- ‘If it's true, it's about as galactically craven and poll driven a rowback as I've ever heard.’
- ‘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.’
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