switcheroo

[swich-uh-roo, swich-uh-roo]
noun, plural switcheroos. Slang.
an unexpected or sudden change or reversal in attitude, character, position, action, etc.

Origin:
1930–35; switch + -eroo

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switcheroo (ˌswɪtʃəˈruː)
 
n
slang (US) a surprising or unexpected change or variation
 
[C20: from switch]

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Example sentences
Even after a cliché starts dying, there's a strategy for making it acceptable:
  the old switcheroo.
They take their time getting to the sole switcheroo.
The meaning of the switcheroo is variously interpreted.
But one little switcheroo and it'll probably sell twice the copies.
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