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shift one's ground

Definition of shift one's ground in English:

Say or write something that contradicts something one has previously written or said.
Example sentences
  • Are you struggling to keep up with events, or shifting your ground to try to keep in step with Joe public?
  • Since opponents of vouchers remain strong, rather than risk everything on an all-singing, all-dancing scheme that he was unlikely to get through Congress, he shifted his ground.
  • Instead of trying to show from the nature of the situation that there is a logical difference between the two kinds of ownership, he shifts his ground to a consideration of consequences.
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