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: a reversal in policy : about-face
about-face, about-turn [British], flip-flop, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, U-turn
1819, in the meaning defined above
French, from Italian voltafaccia, from voltare to turn + faccia face, from Vulgar Latin *facia — more at volt, face
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: a complete change of attitude or opinion
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to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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