Backpedal

backpedal
backpedal [‘bækˌpedl] v.
1.
 If you back-pedal, you express a different or less forceful opinion about something from the one you have previously expressed.
eg. He appeared to back-pedal on that statement.
他看起来想要收回声明中说过的话。

2. If you say that someone back-pedals, you disapprove of their behaviour because they are not doing what they promised.
eg. She’s backpedaled twice already.
她已经两次变卦了。

back-pedal有两个意思,一个是改变立场;软化;退缩,另一个意思是变卦;出尔反尔;背弃诺言。

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