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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvolte-facevolte-face /ˌvɒlt ˈfæsˌ -ˈfɑːs $ ˌvɒːlt ˈfɑːs/ noun [countable usually singular]  CHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER formal a change to a completely opposite opinion or plan of action syn U-turn
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volte-faceBy the end of the year, though, he appeared to have performed a volte-face.One is the difficulty of explaining Hastings' apparent volte-face.This explains the miraculous volte-face that took place in 1868.
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