Climb-down meaning

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

Thursday's court appearance as he waited for his case to be heard was a humiliating climbdown for the flamboyant Texan, who sports the clipped mustache and Saville Row style of English aristocracy. — Texas cricket mogul pleads not guilty to fraud by Kate Murphy, The Age, June 26 2009

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Alternative form of climb down.
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(idiomatic, sometimes hyphenated) An abandonment, withdrawal from, or softening of a previously expressed opinion, policy, argument, etc.
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Used other than as an idiom. To descend by climbing.

It took 4 hours to climb up, and just 2 to climb down.

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(idiomatic, sometimes followed by from) To abandon, withdraw from, or soften a previously expressed opinion, argument, etc.
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