swingback

[ swing-bak ]
/ ˈswɪŋˌbæk /

noun

(especially in political affairs) a return or reversion, as to previous opinion, custom, or ideology: We must fight any swingback to isolationism.

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Origin of swingback

First recorded in 1860–65; noun use of verb phrase swing back
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