turnabout


turn·about

noun \ˈtərn-ə-ˌbat\

Definition of TURNABOUT

2
a :  a change or reversal of direction, trend, policy, role, or character
b :  a changing from one allegiance to another
c :  turncoat, renegade
d :  an act or instance of retaliating <turnabout is fair play>

Examples of TURNABOUT

  1. <employees regarded the latest turnabout as a sure sign that management hadn't a clue as to what it was doing>

First Known Use of TURNABOUT

1789

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