right about face
or right·a·bout-face, right-a·bout-face
[ rahyt-uh-boht-feys ]
/ ˈraɪt əˈboʊtˈfeɪs /
- 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.
any complete reversal, as of conduct or opinion.
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Origin of right about face
First recorded in 1805–15
a command, given to a soldier or soldiers at attention, to turn the body 90° toward the right.
the act of so turning in a prescribed military manner.
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