climb-down climb-down


  • (n) a retraction of a previously held position



  • UK's Cameron forced to delay strike against Syria

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron was forced on Wednesday to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain's leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure. Just a day after recalling Britain's parliament to vote on how to respond to Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons, Cameron ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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