Meaning of right about face

right' about' face'

Pronunciation: [key]
    1. a command, given to a soldier or soldiers at attention, to turn the body about toward the right so as to face in the opposite direction.
    2. the act of so turning in a prescribed military manner.
  1. rightabout (def. 2).
  2. any complete reversal, as of conduct or opinion.
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