Friday, February 01, 2002
Definitions for volte-face
- An about-face; a reversal, as in policy or opinion.
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Citations for volte-face
I was eventually eased out of the organisation, but not before British policy had performed a volte-face on Cyprus, the colony had gained independence, and yesterday's political wisdoms had suddenly been repudiated.
In a sudden volte-face, he seemed to accept the agreement; then, when the besieged forces came out to embark, he had their barges held in port.