2An abrupt and complete reversal of attitude, opinion, or position: a remarkable volte-face on taxes
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- This position is a volte-face for Great Britain.
- And this is one of the most striking aspects of this case: how it has forced the government into a volte-face over its public attitudes to doctors.
- They must rank as two of the most remarkable volte-face of all time, two sides desperate to confound stereotypes which have been self-fulfilling and self-perpetuating for as long as any of us can remember.
Early 19th century: from French, from Italian voltafaccia, based on Latin volvere 'to roll' + facies 'appearance, face'.
Words that rhyme with volte-facebrass, carse, class, coup de grâce, farce, glass, grass, Grasse, impasse, Kars, kick-ass, kvass, Laplace, Maas, Madras, outclass, pass, sparse, stained glass, surpass, upper class
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