about-face, about turn(noun)
act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
about-face, volte-face, reversal, policy change(verb)
a major change in attitude or principle or point of view
"an about-face on foreign policy"
turn, usually 180 degrees
change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint
An abrupt turn to face the opposite direction.
The soldier did an about-face and marched off.
A reversal in direction; reversal of attitude or opinion.
When Luke heard the news, he did an abrupt about-face on the policy.
To turn 180 degrees to face the opposite direction;
The soldiers would about-face immediately after the order was given.
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.
Origin: * First attested in 1861.
The numerical value of about-face in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of about-face in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
These people have bombed the mosque. I am face to face with people screaming.
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
Sometimes ... when you stand face to face with someone, you cannot see his face. (Following summit meeting with Ronald Reagan)
Life is a double-faced creature; one face is tragedy, the other one is comedy. We have no way but to face the first face with dignity!
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