To send to the right-about
Right-about Right"-a*bout`, n. [Right, adv. + about, adv.] A turning directly about by the right, so as to face in the opposite direction; also, the quarter directly opposite; as, to turn to the right-about. [1913 Webster]

{To send to the right-about}, to cause to turn toward the opposite point or quarter; -- hence, of troops, to cause to turn and retreat. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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