verb (used without object), a·bout-faced, a·bout-fac·ing.
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Asked to explain the about-face, Bush blamed the shifting political sands.
Yet such an about-face seems unlikely, at least according to one rank-and-file Brotherhood member.Deaths of Gaber Salah, Islam Masoud Signal Egypt’s Dangerous Divisions|Alastair Beach|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But such an about-face by the stubborn government seems unlikely.
Areheart thought this about-face happened because Jackson suddenly felt “terribly exposed,” in a way he had never done before.
In eight months, you have done an about-face and taken this country in a much more sane direction.
He saluted and made an about-face as perfectly as he could in the shifting sand beneath his feet.Lady Luck|Hugh Wiley
This was the first time in the history of the battery that it was necessary to shoulder packs to execute an about-face.The Delta of the Triple Elevens|William Elmer Bachman
She had a strong desire to about-face and return to Harlowe House.Grace Harlowe's Problem|Jessie Graham Flower
The Guards step forward, about-face, and the Color Guard wheels and returns to ranks.
Just as they were starting into the hotel, a shout from Carl brought them all to a halt and an about-face.Motor Matt's Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear|Stanley R. Matthews