reverse ferret - definition and synonyms

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a technical term used in journalism: a situation where a newspaper editor makes a dramatic change in the paper's editorial line on something. Wikipedia provides a good explanation.

    Last night, the Bishop of London "performed the most dramatic reverse ferret in modern church history". (The Guardian, 1st November 2011)

    Submitted by Michael Rundell from United Kingdom on 03/11/2011