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From 180-degree turn.


  • Hyphenation: one‧eigh‧ty


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. (figurative) The exact opposite.
    • 2022 November 25, B. Cost, “Man wins legal right to be 'boring' at work, gets $3K from company”, in New York Post[1], NYP Holdings, retrieved 2022-11-27:
      As a result of his refusal, the employee was subsequently canned in 2015 on the basis of [] being boring [] In other words, it was a complete 180 from most employees who get fired for being too wild.
    The friendly welcome was a 180 from what she had been expecting
  3. (figurative, 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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Coordinate terms[edit]




180 c

  1. (sports) 180
    Jag gjorde en 180 på det där hoppet.
    I made a 180 on that jump.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • 1080 (3 turns)
  • 720 (2 turns)
  • 540 (1-1/2 turns)
  • 360 (1 complete turn)