reverse gears

Main Entry:  reverse gears
Part of Speech:  v phr
Definition:  to change course completely; do an about-face
Etymology:  fr reverse gear, a gear used to make a vehicle travel backwards
Usage:  informal
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  1. tv.
    to wretch as a prelude to vomiting; to vomit the stomach contents. : Beavis is reversing gears and might be going to vomit. You never know with Beavis.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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