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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Reacting to India's about-face on Balakot, the Pakistani military's spokesperson hit out at the Indian government for lying to the international community and the Indian public about the airstrike.
Duterte made the stunning about-face in his speech during thePartido Demokratiko PilipinondashLakas ng Bayan or PDP-Laban campaign rally in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.
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.
Another recent Times article describes the proliferation of long sleeves and high necklines on runways and red carpets as the defining look of the 2010s, evidence of women's quest for empowerment and desire to wear "the kind of dress that prioritizes the individual and her needs over the cliches of female role play." Yet another Times article breathlessly observed that, in "a radical about-face," the au courant bride is wearing a less-revealing gown.
TED CRUZ has said he is voting for Donald Trump for president - a shock about-face after he rocked the Republican convention by dramatically refusing to do so.
Is it the same Nick Forbes who predicted riots in the streets, then did an about-face when he couldn't handle the protests resulting from his plans to obliterate funds to cultural projects - yet dares to suggest that extending the programme for shared services between North Tyneside and Newcastle would damage our culture and heritage?
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea Monday backed his rival MP Michel Aoun for the presidency, in a surprise about-face that could either help end the 20-month-long presidential deadlock, or lead to a realignment of forces on both sides of the political divide, further delaying a solution.
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.
EMMERDALE RDALE RD (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 report endorses a political solution for the crisis, now in its third year, but blames the "about-face" by Western officials for emboldening the regime.
She said: "Yanukovych made it clear to me that he intends to sign the association agreement." 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.
Russia's Gazprom does not expect to use the Japanese Crude Cocktail (JCC) as a benchmark for pricing gas deliveries to China, the firm's export chief said, in an about-face from an earlier stated preference for the oil-linked benchmark.
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.