climb-down


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climb-down

or climb·down (klīm′doun′)
n.
A retreat from an earlier position or opinion; a backing down.
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Noun1.climb-down - a retraction of a previously held position
abjuration, recantation, retraction - a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
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Translations

climb-down

n (fig)Abstieg m; it was quite a climb-down for the boss to have to admit that he was wrongder Chef musste ziemlich zurückstecken und zugeben, dass er unrecht hatte
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climb-down

[ˈklaɪmˌdaʊn] nritirata
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An expected climb-down by Labour ministers today over plans to allow 24-hour drinking is being welcomed by campaigners in the region.
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