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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SPD leaders hope to sell the about-face to skittish members by forcing Merkel's conservatives to concede a raft of popular worker-friendly measures in exchange for their support, either for a coalition or a minority government.
EMMERDALE (7PM ITV) NICOLA never wanted Jimmy to play any part in baby Carl's life at first, but she's done a complete about-face on that issue, and does something tonight that's not only desperate but also incredibly silly and doomed to fail.
Condemning the about-face earlier this month, he said: "It cannot be right that, in some cases, alcohol is cheaper than water and we desperately need measures to combat that ridiculous situation.
The about-face "has allowed the Syrian regime to see the change of approach as a sign of Western weakness rather than wisdom," the report says.
Signing would be an about-face for Mr Yanukovych since his rejection of the deal last month made it clear he sought closer links with Russia instead.
When interest or economic wealth in one country wants, brand manufacturers must be prepared to do an about-face and shift to another more profitable region or product line.
Local MP Gavin Williamson said the about-face was a 'real victory' for village campaigners.
On the other hand, PPP's local leader Najmi Alam in an about-face told a news conference on Saturday night that the party was boycotting the re-polling saying the ECP was not willing "to listen to us".
After a second or two of lockjawed brain-freeze, he executed a brisk about-face and sprinted out of the bank.
Faissola's statements reflect Deutsche Bank's about-face regarding RREEF, which it tried to sell at the beginning of the year.
She said: "This was stunning cowardice by the Obama Administration, which at the last minute did an about-face and scuttled progress toward a global arms treaty.
Regarding my letter in the April issue, I've made an about-face, and thank you very much.
The other camp rebelled in the face of the about-face taken by Kallas, who until now had maintained that EU legislation does not authorise cross-border traffic.
Once the trams are up and running, opposition melts away or does an about-face.
A councillor is crying foul over the county's apparent about-face over allowing a drugstore in southwest Paris.