US about face
a military command to a formation of men to reverse the direction in which they are facing
noun about-turn, US about-face
a complete change or reversal, as of opinion, attitude, direction, etc
verb about-turn, US about-face
(intr) to perform an about-turn
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Example sentences from the Web for about-turn
It failed to hear the order "About-turn" and marched straight forward.
But having gained it I performed an about-turn and continued to mark time there, whilst surveying the moon-bathed road behind me.The Green Eyes of Bst|Sax Rohmer