Gingrich seemed slightly flustered, pivoting back to the poor grandmothers.
McCain trotted out his own version of triangulation, pivoting from the president to the Senate Democratic leader.
But pivoting from “Hope and Change” to “It Could Have Been Worse” is somewhere between insufficient and sad.
1610s, from French pivot, from Old French pivot "hinge pin, pivot" (12c.), also "penis," of uncertain origin. Figurative sense of "central point" is recorded from 1813.
by 1841, from French pivoter and from pivot (n). Related: Pivoted; pivoting.