Definition of 'about-turn'
Example sentences containing 'about turn'
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So you have to go about turning the radiators back on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most men would feel a pang of regret about turning their back on that chance. The Sun (2015)You might like to think about turning this around. Life Without Work (1994) Think about turning your life over to him. Christianity Today (2000)Something anodyne about turning away from sin and rejecting evil. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the affordable art fair is not the place for investors who are thinking about turning a quick buck. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's not just about turning up at the racecourse and seeing them run. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's just about turning those draws into wins. The Sun (2009)Has he thought about turning back, regretted the task he has set himself? Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was thinking about turning 12 at the end of the year, crying about how old he was. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They want to feel good about themselves - it's not just about turning on the men in their life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In his defence, he is said to have had reservations about turning his back on the top-flight game and knows how much he will miss it. The Sun (2007)
It is at this point that fan groups typically perform an about-turn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bank has now done a complete about-turn and has agreed that both mortgage applications can proceed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Does the dog perform a quick about-turn and dash whimpering from the room if you walk in naked? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The way towards a deal appeared to have been paved by a dramatic about-turn by Tsipras. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He decided on Valencia in an abrupt about-turn. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It remained bitterly cold for the rest of that autumn, although the weather performed an about-turn when the winter turned largely mild. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Definition of about-turn from the Collins English Dictionary
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