Definitions

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  • noun A retreat or withdrawal from an earlier position or opinion; a backdown or backing down.

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Examples

  • Maybe that might be enough to "invigorate their support for the European project", but one cannot help feeling that this is one hell of a climbdown from the aspirations of the founding fathers.

    One hell of a climbdown

  • The press hysteria, or pressteria, is due mainly to ignorance, due, in turn, to laziness, plus a preference for a scary story that has a happy ending - the "climbdown" - and may run on Page 1 or lead the news.

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  • The climbdown is a blow to the reputation of the party's economic spokesman

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  • But Josie Appleton, director of the Manifesto Club, which campaigns against over-regulation, labelled the climbdown 'a sham '.

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  • However, as the "climbdown" was celebrated by civil liberties advocates and the plan was

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  • However, as the "climbdown" was celebrated by civil liberties advocates and the plan was

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  • However, as the "climbdown" was celebrated by civil liberties advocates and the plan was

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  • However, as the "climbdown" was celebrated by civil liberties advocates and the plan was

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  • However, as the "climbdown" was celebrated by civil liberties advocates and the plan was

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  • However, as the "climbdown" was celebrated by civil liberties advocates and the plan was

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