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noun [countable] U-turn pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a sudden and complete change of policy by a government or by someone in authority. This word usually shows that you do not approve of someone who does this
    do a U-turn:

    The government was today accused of doing a U-turn after its decision not to raise petrol prices after all.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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