do an about-face

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do an about-face

Also, do a flip-flop or one-eighty . Reverse one's opinion or course of action. For example, The board did an about-face on acquiring more land, or We expected Dad to do a flip-flop concerning our vacation plans, or They had relied on Jim to vote for Harry, but he did a one-eighty and cast his vote for the incumbent . The first term, alluding to the army command to turn around, dates from the first half of the 1900s, and the variants from the second half of the 1900s (the last refers to a 180-degree change of direction).
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This comedy slasher drama is from the writers of Glee, who were clearly desperate to do a complete one-eighty after six years of saccharin musical tunes.
WE LOVE COMEDY SCREAM QUEENS (E4, 10pm) THIS comedy slasher drama comes from the writers of Glee, who were clearly desperate to do a complete one-eighty after six years of saccharin musical tunes.
SCREAM QUEENS (E4, 10pm) THIS comedy slasher drama is from the writers of Glee, who were clearly desperate to do a complete one-eighty after six years of saccharin musical tunes.
Microsoft has performed an apparent one-eighty on its previous pledge to Windows Phone 8 users that their handsets would become part of the much-hyped Windows 10 ecosystem, the Register reported.
Pamela Young enjoys her easy life with her friends, aptly named the Band of Friends, until her life does a one-eighty when stolen bearer bonds mysteriously come into her possession.
Howard Jacobson, master of the fake-out, the yin-yang, the one-eighty, is a tragicomic tummler.
We were on the downwind, so my plan was to do a quick one-eighty and establish the 1,000-foot hover for the spotters.
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Finally, there are places in some of the texts which will be understandable only to those possessing an excellent familiarity with Soviet Russian reality, such as "looking at the ads on the kiosk" (meaning bulletin boards), or "Well, they'll definitely give you one-eighty, maybe even two hundred," or "You're making one-fifty now" (meaning 180, 200 and 150 rubles).
However, by September 2013 Thicke back peddled and did a one-eighty, telling TMZ that even though he's a big fan of Marvin Gaye, the Motown legend is not in his head when he writes songs, including "Blurred Lines.
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Although light and dreamy for the first 75 minutes, it does a one-eighty in the last half hour, culminating in an ultraviolent and totally gruesome climax as Asami reveals her true motives - with the help of some paralysing drugs and razorwire.