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about-face

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about-face (plural about-faces)

  1. (military) An abrupt turn to face the opposite direction.
    The soldier did an about-face and marched off.
  2. A reversal in direction; reversal of attitude or opinion.
    When Luke heard the news, he did an abrupt about-face on the policy.

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about-face (third-person singular simple present about-faces, present participle about-facing, simple past and past participle about-faced)

  1. (intransitive) To turn 180 degrees to face the opposite direction;
    The soldiers would about-face immediately after the order was given.
  2. To change opinion or attitude drastically.
    A politician will about-face at the drop of a hat if he thinks there are votes in it.

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