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From 180-degree turn


180 (plural 180s)

  1. (sports) An instance of spinning 180 degrees, so that one is facing in the opposite direction.
    He did a 180 off the diving board.
  2. (figuratively) The exact opposite.
    The friendly welcome was a 180 from what she had been expecting
  3. (figuratively, by extension) A complete change of direction or opinion.
    She used to like turnips, but she did a 180 and now hates them.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used with do.


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