climb-down

Definition of climb-down

n.1.a retraction of a previously held position.
Grand climacteric
the sixty-third year of human life.
I should hardly yield my rigid fibers to be regenerated by them; nor begin, in my grand climacteric, to squall in their new accents, or to stammer, in my second cradle, the elemental sounds of their barbarous metaphysics.
- Burke.

Related Words

abjuration, backdown, recantation, retraction, withdrawal
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