Definitions

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of about-face.
  • noun Plural form of about-face.

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Examples

  • Mr. Olofsson's tenure as chief executive of the world's second-biggest retailer, after Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has been marred by profit warnings, strategic about-faces and a failed merger project.

    Carrefour Courting New CEO

  • Past right-wing Israeli leaders went through similar about-faces.

    At the Mideast peace talks, a changed Netanyahu

  • Or are they going to continue to add their demoralizing and often vicious clamor to Obama's incomprehensible about-faces on surveillance, reproductive rights, and Iraq ... until Obama's public image sinks and the election is lost?

    Obama Cartoon

  • And even though Richard Heene pleaded guilty to pulling off one of biggest hoaxes ever, he ` s now doing one of the biggest about-faces ever.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2010

  • Or are they going to continue to add their demoralizing and often vicious clamor to Obama's incomprehensible about-faces on surveillance, reproductive rights, and Iraq ... until Obama's public image sinks and the election is lost?

    SeeLight:

  • It's so sad how her blind ambition, parsing of facts, about-faces, two-faces, and changing of the rules has finally caught up with her.

    Clinton has double-digit lead in Puerto Rico

  • For example, their numerous about-faces on the relative merits of economic stimulus versus austerity are all perfectly explicable once one understands that, in all circumstances, their goal is to support policies that help the rich and hurt everybody else.

    Jonathan Weiler: The GOP Hates America; And the Democrats Won't Call Them on It

  • The vocabulary of dance was transformed, as choreographers Mikhail Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky and his sister Bronislava, Leonide Massine, and George Balanchine wrought changes and sometimes about-faces on classical symmetry and bravura.

    The Passions of an Impresario

  • New Delhi is also concerned with Kasab's legal maneuverings and about-faces.

    Trust Deficit

  • Unlike the bombastic Christian leaders, with their wooden turns of phrase and almost instinctive propensity for bullshit, Jumblatt spoke bluntly—even if he was equally famous for shameless about-faces when he saw the balance of power shifting.

    A Privilege to Die

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