about-face definition

  • noun:
    • The act of pivoting to handle inside opposite course from the original, especially in a military formation.
    • A military command to show clockwise 180°.
    • a complete change of mindset or viewpoint.
    • An abrupt turn to deal with the exact opposite course.
    • A reversal in direction; reversal of mindset or opinion.
    • an important change in attitude or principle or viewpoint
    • act of pivoting 180 levels, particularly in a military formation
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To reverse path.
  • verb:
    • To turn 180 levels to face the opposite course;
    • To change opinion or mindset drastically.
    • turn, usually 180 levels
    • change a person's brain and assume the alternative view

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