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volte-face

a reversal of opinion, 1819, French (17c.), from Italian volta faccia, literally "turn face," from volta, imperative of voltare "to turn" (from Vulgar Latin *volvita, from Latin volvere "to roll," from PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve") + faccia (see face).

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Definitions of volte-face

volte-face (n.)
a major change in attitude or principle or point of view;
Synonyms: about-face / reversal / policy change
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