about-face


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Synonyms for about-face

to turn sharply around

Synonyms for about-face

act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

turn, usually 180 degrees

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change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint

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It's a total about-face from 15 years ago, when women were scarcely seen working with animals.
The British commander ordered an about-face and soon had his men marching back toward Princeton, "running, puffing and blowing, and swearing at being so outwitted.
The 40-minute documentary, produced by About-Face Media, takes an in-depth look at the background to his part in the series, his family life at home and how his courage and determination have made him a hero to patients of all ages.
As for Storr, he'll stake his claim with an about-face response to Hickey's pageant of beauty: by examining the idea of the grotesque--what he calls the "counterterm to artistic idealism"--as represented in contemporary practice.
Gray's intellectual about-face, though, goes far beyond international economics.
Every several hundred thousand years, the magnetic field emanating from inside the planet does an about-face, swapping North and South Poles for easons that geoscientists have yet to unravel.
But according to the filing, the DOT has now done a complete about-face, and instead of finalizing the rules, is proposing yet another lengthy extension of the existing rules.
The government's about-face is due in part to a plan to create more competition for the strengthening Australian pay-TV industry after FOXTEL and Optus TV agreed to share content.
Luoma said the BLM initially had lodged no concerns or opposition to the city's plan, but weeks after an official comment period ended the agency did an about-face.
Leftist one-worlder Robert Wright, a senior editor for The New Republic, wrote approvingly of this about-face in a cover story entitled, "America is surrendering its sovereignty to a world government.
Or perhaps it has something to do with Huebler's stylistic about-face in the mid-'80s, when he turned to figurative painting.
I tried to joke with him again, but he did an about-face from joking to fury.
Igor Ivanov's about-face came after Boris Yeltsin set NATO's alarm bells ringing when he told TV viewers on Friday that he had warned NATO: "Do not push us towards military action or there will be at minimum a European, and possibly even a world war.
Australian authorities have delayed the sale of part of Qantas Airways and Australian Airlines until the end of April, due to the about-face in aviation policy recently announced by the Australian national government.