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addaword.gifdefinition of reverse ferret

noun
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 09:46:00
Definition of reverse ferret from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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