about turn

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about turn (plural about turns)

  1. (UK, military) Of a formation of soldiers, to reverse the direction in which they are facing; an about face. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]
  2. (UK, figuratively, idiomatic) A complete change of opinion, direction, etc. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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about turn

  1. (intransitive, military) To turn to face the opposite direction. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7

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