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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Summary: A Government which is fast acquiring a reputation for U-turns may have executed one of the quickest policy climbdowns yet.
A Government which is fast acquiring a reputation for u-turns may have just executed one of the quickest policy climbdowns in British political history.
I am prepared to take abuse about climbdowns rather than actually get on the wrong side of the British public."
Norman Baker, Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesman, said yesterday: "This is a humiliating climbdown but I suppose it is better than a humiliating defeat.
"I don't think it matters that the poll was started before the Government's climbdowns began, because these climbdowns don't go far enough.
Shadow housing minister Fiona Hyslop blasted: "It is the first of many climbdowns we expect to see on housing."