climbdown


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climb·down

(klīm′doun′)
n.
A retreat from an earlier position or opinion; a backing down.
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climbdown

[ˈklaɪmdaʊn] Nvuelta f atrás, retroceso m
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story yesterday Ex-minster of the chapel Lord Roger Roberts welcomed news of the climbdown.
National Conference ( NC) described the move as a biggest climbdown of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) to appease the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) and the Rashtriya Swavayamsevak Sangh ( RSS).
TUV leader Jim Allister claimed the judicial review and statement by the Secretary of State were "fig leaves to cover the First Minister's climbdown.
Thirdly, faced with a devastating climbdown,Unite and the politicians have chosen nationalisation as the potential savior- what a joke
The climbdown has been welcomed by the head of a prestigious Birmingham dance school as the "right thing to do".
The humiliating climbdown left the Lib Dem leader with nothing to show from two years in cahoots with the Tories as his plans for an elected Upper House crumbled to dust.
The fastest U-turn in history" - Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls on Chancellor George Osborne's Budget climbdown on the fuel duty rise in August.
UN: UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday for talks about the country s political future after a surprise climbdown by the Nobel laureate in her boycott of parliament.
Now Dave says: "It is wrong to charge ahead with NHS reforms in the face of widespread opposition," another climbdown.
Evra, who himself has been forced into a climbdown by accepting Rooney back into the Old Trafford dressing room, said: "I myself would not play for this club if I knew we were not strong enough to win the league.
As I said in our daily blog on Thursday, raising [pounds sterling]200m is not humiliating or a climbdown.
Veterans minister Kevan Jones also apologised "unreservedly" to the actress for his criticism of her "deathly silence" on Gurkhas' welfare since she forced a Government climbdown last year over the Nepalese troops' right to settle in the UK.