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About-face   /əbˈaʊt-feɪs/   Listen
About-face

verb
1.
Turn, usually 180 degrees.
2.
Change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint.






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"About-face" Quotes from Famous Books



... and, I dare say, uncertain in its upper notes; but it fetched M. Benest right-about-face again. He perceived that it came from the garden of a solitary cottage up the road, a gunshot and more beyond his signpost. But a tall hedge interrupted his view, and, though he stared long and earnestly, all he could see that day was a pea-stick ...
— The Westcotes • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... Aunt Matilda's about-face, hiding the pictures and telling me to go back to Chicago? Had she threatened whoever was behind this, and gotten her money back? Or had she again become convinced that her financial venture ...
— The Gallery • Roger Phillips Graham



Words linked to "About-face" :   about turn, turnaround, change, volte-face, policy change, reversal, undoing, rethink, turnabout, reverse, reversion, turn



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