Meaning of “about-face” in the English Dictionary


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about-facenoun [ C usually sing ]

us /əˈbɑʊtˈfeɪs/

a complete change of direction, opinion, or way of acting

About-face is also an order given to soldiers to tell them to turn around and face the other way.

(Definition of “about-face” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)