climb-down definition

  • noun:
    • A retreat from an early on place or viewpoint; a backing down: "Agreeing to stop their hands and yield control over Tripoli represented a major climb-down” ( Jim Muir).
    • Alternative form of climb-down.
    • a retraction of a previously held position.
    • lineage; the abandonment of a high place taken on some point or concern, when it is found untenable or unsatisfactory. [Colloq.]
    • a retraction of a formerly held position
  • verb:
    • fall

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