In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(o de política etc.) cambio radical de opinión masculineto do / make a volte-face — cambiar radicalmente de opinión
- The volte-face was most striking among European investors.
- Later, critics were stunned by his apparent volte-face into peace-making.
- Part of the perplexity arises from a sudden onrush of doubt: did we misread the earlier texts, overlook the clues that would explain this surprising volte-face?
- Many attempts have been made to explain the volte-face but, in the absence of good evidence for Becket's state of mind in 1162-3, they remain highly speculative.
- And this is one of the most striking aspects of this case: how it has forced the government into a volte-face over its public attitudes to doctors.
- This position is a volte-face for Great Britain.
- Their biggest volte-face has been on the death penalty.
- Twenty years later, in an astonishing volte-face, its members now stand for election.
- This was perceived by the mass of the electorate as a volte-face if not a betrayal of electoral promises.
- It does look like a major political volte-face.
- A mass of sentimental and passionate fans gathered outside the headquarters of the Italian Football Federation in Rome as the national coach announced the squad, hoping that their pleas would prompt a last-minute volte-face.
- It marks a dramatic volte-face by the extremist regime and suggests that the leadership now comprehends the scale of the US military threat.
- They must rank as two of the most remarkable volte-face of all time, two sides desperate to confound stereotypes which have been self-fulfilling and self-perpetuating for as long as any of us can remember.
- However, the Italian volte-face did not resolve the situation, for a formidable German army remained in the country, and this had to be fought every step of the way to the borders with Austria and France.
- The ardent crusade to preserve wilderness was a stunning volte-face from Americans' previous deliberate destruction of it.
- Of course, the other significant aspect of the Bank of Japan's volte-face on equity purchases is that it reflects yet another step in the transformation of central bankers from macro policy makers to asset managers.
- Yet their slide towards obscurity - Liverpool supporters have been starved of silverware - has not only been halted, but looks, on the face of it, to be making a swift volte-face.
- Since an earlier Government volte-face in 2003, clubs have been free to employ professional overseas players who have come into the country under the Working Holidaymaker Scheme.
- The work shows a complete volte-face from his previous music.
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