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volte-face

A complete change of opinion or belief. The phrase comes from the Italian term voltafaccia. Everyone was surprised when the candidate made a complete volte-face on her stance on taxes.

a volte-face

  (formal)
a sudden change of a belief or plan to the opposite of what it was before In the early 90's he made a complete political volte-face, moving from the Republican Party to the Democrats.