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an about face, an about-face (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. The act of pivoting to see in the opposite direction from the original position; especially, in a military formation or a military command to turn clockwise 180°.
2. A total change of attitude or viewpoint or a complete change in the way a person behaves or thinks about something.
3. An abrupt, complete change in opinion, beliefs, actions, etc.; a sudden reversal.
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