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English definition of “volte-face”

volte-face

noun [C usually singular]     /ˌvɒltˈfæs/ US  /ˌvoʊlt-/ (plural volte-face) literary
a sudden change from one set of beliefs or plan of action to the opposite: In 1986 he made a very public and dramatic political volte-face from Left to Right.Changing your mindTurning points and deciding moments
(Definition of volte-face noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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