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Old 13th November 2019, 12:45   #1 (permalink)
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The reverse ferret

This is when a paper / politician says one thing then quickly reverses opinion as if the first one never existed, Farage comes to mind and Boris is a given
Heres an example of the Daily Heils stirling opinion on Energy price caps.

1 Labour ?--Boo, old school Socialism
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Old 13th November 2019, 12:56   #2 (permalink)
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Am I thick? I can's see what this is about. But I know what a ferret is.
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2 Torys ? ---Hurrah, just the job for rip of energy bills

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Am I thick? I can's see what this is about. But I know what a ferret is.
It's a current popular phrase, a tad like Volte Face.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_ferret
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Re: The reverse ferret

Not big on current lingo, but I will ask the wife when she comes out of the scullery
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First used by Private Eye, I think.
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Re: The reverse ferret

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To ferret ... rummage about in a place or container in search of something.

Reverse ferret ... not to rummage about in a place or container in search of something (?)

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First used by Private Eye, I think.
Apologies - it was Kelvin Mc Kenzie in The Sun who is credited with first using it
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