right about face
or right·a·bout-face, right-a·bout-face
- a command, given to a soldier or soldiers at attention, to turn the body about toward the right so as to face in the opposite direction.
- the act of so turning in a prescribed military manner.
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The recent endeavours of his journal to whip the Government-team to a right-about-face were annoying, preposterous.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
He would make a right-about-face, travel for a year on a sailing vessel, see the world.The Stolen Singer|Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
It had shocked him from his orbit and set him to the right-about-face.Satan Sanderson|Hallie Erminie Rives
The editor of the Globe made a right-about-face—repudiating us.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
Now, what is the reason of this right-about-face on the part of the poet?The Man Shakespeare|Frank Harris