Definition Of about-face

noun

(chiefly in military contexts) a turn made so as to face the opposite direction.

he did an about-face and marched out of the tent

(in military contexts) a command to make an about-face.

turn so as to face the opposite direction.

Example Of about-face

  • he did an about-face and marched out of the tent

  • he threatened to stop helping us, but did a complete about-face