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n. pl. switch·er·oos Slang
An unexpected variation or reversal.

[Alteration of switch.]
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slang US a surprising or unexpected change or variation
[C20: from switch]
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(ˌswɪtʃ əˈru)

n. Slang.
a sudden change or reversal.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.switcheroo - a sudden unexpected switch
switching, shift, switch - the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
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n (esp US inf) → Kehrtwendung f; to pull a switcherooeine Kehrtwendung machen
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Duterte's switcheroo intervention (he previously promised to be hands-off on the matter), appeared to be favoring someone else?
"Thankfully, the new Ofcom legislation finally puts the power back in the hands of the people, so anyone paying too much on contracts will be able to pull a switcheroo and save hundreds - and we at Carphone Warehouse love that."
"Thankfully, the new Ofcom legislation finally puts the power back in the hands of the people so anyone paying too much on contracts will be able to pull a switcheroo and save hundreds-- and we at Carphone Warehouse love that."
Although Angeline is better known as singer while K is hailed on the Internet for her antics and punchlines, they could do switcheroo.
The underlying switcheroo generates genuine comedic moments, like the men being dressed in funny costumes, or Manfried being groomed by another man with a comb, but much of the action recalls similar scenes from the first book, and the same question that arose in the first book still lingers here: Where are the human women?
Great news, my ketogenic switcheroo worked splendidly, and from my first taste, I knew I had a ketogenic-friendly winner.
Of course she doesn't want to answer questions about toyboys, so she performs the old switcheroo. Look over here, she says - because guess what?
"That strategy was in place already," prior to the Roseanne-Conners switcheroo, Dungey said.
The 1980s sitcom "Switcheroo" is coming back, but this wasn't as beloved as "Full House" or "Roseanne." The quickly-canceled program showed a father and son switch bodies, but it mostly focused on how the son would have to have sex with his own mother.
Commenting on McDaniel's switcheroo, Bryant said, "This opportunistic behavior is a sad commentary for a young man who once had great potential."
Seeking The Soul Dallas Stewart 20-1 Connections did a switcheroo by putting him in here in the place of Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Forever Unbridled, who now goes to Dubai; said to be working well at Fair Grounds and won Grade 1 Clark Handicap on most recent start.
A second switcheroo comes in the form of the transformation the four teenagers undergo when they enter the game, essentially turning into polar-opposite avatars of themselves.