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Synonyms for about-turn

change direction


  • change direction
  • reverse
  • about-face
  • volte-face
  • face the opposite direction
  • turn about or around
  • turn through 180 degrees
  • do or perform a U-turn or volte-face
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The history of Dickens's career shows that accidents, sudden hunches, mid-term corrections, concessions to the audience, and artistic about-faces may have a legitimate role to play in literary creation.
Paris prides herself on her frequent about-faces of fashion.
What is most disturbing in these about-faces is that both projects were announced with fanfare only a month ago, only to be pulled back during the last week when federal officials raised concerns about the ability of both to meet a February deadline for start of construction.
Penteado's ballerina, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg, did smile a bit too much, but her body knew its way perfectly around the role's twists, digressions, and about-faces.
Similar about-faces were necessary to demonize the Harper Conservatives on the substantive Charter issues.
Because of the dizzying divagations of his political course, occasioned by his numerous, abrupt ideological about-faces, Macdonald frequently wasn't seen as a serious political mind but was instead regarded as something of a jokester.
Outside, history is bustling, alive, recapitulating not without violent setbacks and about-faces its course prior to Globalia's overrational chapter.
Creative issues, technical gaffes and marketing about-faces have left DVD boxes sitting in stores even as splashy press coverage appears.