turnabout
noun Date: 1789 1. merry-go-round 2. a. a change or reversal of direction, trend, policy, role, or character b. a changing from one allegiance to another c. turncoat, renegade d. an act or instance of retaliating <
turnabout is fair play
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  • turnabout — or turn a bout face [tʉrn′ə bout΄] n. 1. the act of turning about, as to face the other way 2. a shift or reversal of allegiance, opinion, tendency, etc.; about face …   English World dictionary

  • turnabout — n. reversal to do a turnabout * * * [ tɜːnəˌbaʊt] [ reversal ] to do a turnabout …   Combinatory dictionary

  • turnabout — turn|a|bout [ˈtə:nəbaut US ˈtə:rn ] n 1.) [C usually singular] BrE a complete change in someone s opinions, ideas, or methods ▪ an extraordinarily rapid turnabout in attitudes 2.) turnabout is fair play AmE used to say that because someone else… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • turnabout — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)nəbaʊt[/t]] N SING: oft N in n A turnabout is a complete change in opinion, attitude, or method. As her confidence grows you may well see a considerable turnabout in her attitude. Syn: turnaround …   English dictionary

  • turnabout — noun BrE (countable usually singular) 1 a complete change in someone s opinions or ideas: an extraordinary turnabout in public opinion 2 turnabout is fair play AmE used to say that because someone else has done something you can do it too …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • turnabout — UK [ˈtɜː(r)nəˌbaʊt] / US [ˈtɜrnəˌbaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms turnabout : singular turnabout plural turnabouts an important change in a situation or in someone s opinion or attitude …   English dictionary

  • turnabout — /terrn euh bowt /, n. 1. the act of turning in a different or opposite direction. 2. a change of opinion, loyalty, etc. 3. a reciprocal action; act of doing to someone exactly as that person has done to oneself or another: Turnabout is fair play …   Universalium

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