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Turn

In the equities market, a reversal; unwind.

Reversal

A change in a security's price trend.
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Just don't be surprised that, when the cycle flips and brokers and carriers find themselves under pressure to turn tail, your coverage strategy may be headed for a flop.
Each spring, approximately 3 billion migratory birds that winter in South America or southern North America turn tail and fly northward to the boreal forest.
The chaos and hazing to which he's subjected makes one wonder why he doesn't turn tail by the first two minutes of the second episode.
The easiest--and typically most effective--move is simply to turn tail and fly away before detection.
During another visit in the early '80s, she and some partners driving in northern Africa had to turn tail and flee from grenade launchers trained at them by Karimojong rebels, a northern tribe notorious in Uganda.
It was called, "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tender Turn Tail," and it ran September 15.
In Grants Pass, Guthrie was let go after penning for the 16,987- circulation, family-owned Daily Courier an acerbic column, titled "When the going gets tough, the tender turn tail," that criticized a number of people, especially Bush.
But one look at Derby was enough for his Missus to turn tail.