about-face

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

about–face

noun \ə-ˈbat-ˈfās\

: the act of turning to face in the opposite direction

: a complete change of attitude or opinion

Full Definition of ABOUT-FACE

1
:  a 180° turn to the right from the position of attention
2
:  a reversal of direction
3
:  a reversal of attitude, behavior, or point of view
about–face intransitive verb

Origin of ABOUT-FACE

from the imperative phrase about face
First Known Use: 1861

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