about-turn Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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about-turnnoun [C]

uk   /əˌbaʊtˈtɜːn/  us   /-ˈtɝːn/ UK (US about-face)
a change of direction: I'd only gone a little way down the street when I remembered I hadn't locked the door, so I made/did a quick about-turn. a complete change of opinion or behaviour: This is the government's second about-turn on the issue.
Translations of “about-turn”
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉變方向, (意見或行為的)徹底轉變…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转变方向, (意见或行为的)彻底转变…
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