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About Face

Definition of the noun About Face

What does About Face mean as a name of something?


  1. [figuratively] A complete change of opinion, direction, etc.

Definition of the verb About Face

What does About Face mean as a doing phrase?


  1. To turn 180 degrees.

Other definitions of About Face

What does About Face also mean?


  1. [US] A military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.


  1. "About Face" is the second studio solo album by Pink Floyd's guitarist, David Gilmour, the album was released in March 1984. It was co-produced by himself and Bob Ezrin. Two tracks, "All Lovers Are Deranged" and the more radio-friendly "Love on the Air", were co-written by Gilmour and his long-time friend Pete Townshend, the main songwriter for legendary rock band The Who. The remainder of the songs are credited solely to Gilmour himself. In May of the same year, fellow Floyd counterpart Roger Waters released his first official solo album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. About Face reached number 21 in the UK and number 32 in the US and was certified gold by the RIAA.
  2. "About Face" is a musical album of #1 Dads.
    • released on
  3. "About Face" is a musical album of The Working Title.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  4. "About Face": About Face is a musical album by Face.
    • released on
    • award: - Independent Music Award for Best EP - Urban (Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B/Soul) nomination for Face & el león Entertainment


  1. "About face" is a book by Alison Broinowski.
    • subjects: Oceania, History, Australia, Foreign relations, Asia
  2. "About face" is a book by June Rae Wood.
    • genres: Fiction, Children's literature
    • subjects: Friendship, Woman
  3. "About face" is a book by Clayton Naff.
    • also known as "About face: how I stumbled onto Japan's social revolution"
  4. "About face" is a book by Dorothy Aaron.
    • also known as "About face: towards a positive image of women in advertising"
  5. "About face" is a book by Andy Warhol.
    • also known as "About face: Andy Warhol portraits"

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. "About Face" is a 1942 comedy film written by Eugene Conrad and Edward E. Seabrook and directed by Kurt Neumann.
  2. "About Face" a.k.a. "About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now" is a 2012 documentary film directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
  3. "About Face" is a 2008 short film written by Kirk Comrie and directed by Chad Maker.
  4. "About Face" is a 1952 film directed by Roy Del Ruth.
  5. "About Face" is a film, directed by Paul Barresi.


  1. About Face is a British sitcom consisting of twelve unconnected half-hour episodes starring Maureen Lipman. Each episode featured a guest cast of familiar personalities. The first set of six installments was broadcast in November–December 1989 and the second set in January–February 1991.
    • begun on and completed on (23 years ago)
    • 12 episodes of 30 minutes each
    • country: United Kingdom
    • regular cast: Maureen Lipman
    • genre: Sitcom
  2. About Face is an educational institution, school.

Phrases with About Face

  1. Arse About Face

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Google previewIntercultural Communication (2011)

A Discourse Approach by Ron Scollon, Suzanne Wong Scollon, Rodney H. Jones

about face is that it is paradoxical. By that we mean the concept of face has built into it both aspects; involvement and independence must be projected simultaneously in any communication. It is always a matter of more or less, not absolute ...

Google previewThe Drillmaster (1921)

Based on the Infantry Drill Regulations (provisional 1919).

The about face is a little harder to do. In this, you turn completely around to the ...

Google previewFaces around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face (2012)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face by Margo DeMello

Doing an about face means to change oneÊs mind, and go in an entirely different direction. | Facial Proverbs ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Military Terms (1918)

by Edward Samuel Farrow

About Face. — One of the facings in the school of the soldier, executed by facing to the rear, turning to the right. There is no left about face ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

arse about face: see ARsE. be written all over your face: see WRITTEN. blow up in your face: see BLOW. do something until you are blue in the face: see BLUE. a face as long as a fiddle a dismal ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies (2014)

The Definitive Guide to All Flower Essences, their Making and Uses by Clare G. Harvey

About Face (Dandelion – Taraxicum officinale) Facing Issues. Helps us face issues we have been avoiding, keeps us on track and it alleviates procrastination . Addresses actual physical problems such as acne on the face. Add Eternal Youth ...

Google previewManual of the International Order of Twelve of Knights and Daughters of Tabor, Containing General Laws, Regulations, Ceremonies, Drill, and a Taborian Lexicon (1891)

by Moses Dickson

Left About Face ! 18. Form Arch ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (2006)

by Neil J. Salkind

Judgments about face validity are closely connected to the knowledge ...

Google previewMacfadden's Encyclopedia of Physical Culture (1920)

A Work of Reference : Providing Complete Instructions for the Cure of All Diseases Through Physcultopathy : with General Information on Natural Methods of Health-building and a Description of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by Bernarr Macfadden

ABOUT FACE is executed by drawing the right foot four inches, or about half its length, back of the left foot, and then pivoting the body completely around on the ball of the right foot by pressure on the ball of the left foot, which is brought up to ...

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When the flock makes an about-face, the stragglers become leaders.
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