Definition of climbdown in English:

climbdown

Line breaks: climb|down
Pronunciation: /ˈklʌɪmdəʊn
 
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noun

British
A withdrawal from a position taken up in argument or negotiation: a humiliating climbdown by the government over economic policy
More example sentences
  • After comprehensively rubbishing the claim, the climbdown was then all the more humiliating.
  • Fears of a national firefighters’ strike have been quashed after a climbdown by bosses in the year-long wages row.
  • I guess the climbdown was because a TPO would have netted them almost as much adverse national publicity as the Windermere 10 mph speed limit.

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