Turn on one's heel


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turn on one's heel to turn sharply round, to turn back or away
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In literature:

As he turned to stride away Lit-lit's heart sank; but it rose again as he halted, half turning on one heel.
"The Faith of Men" by Jack London
Turn on heel around one's self, and mark never a start of land to break the rim of the vast sea bowl!
"1492" by Mary Johnston
Turning on his heel, with an agility which was quite startling in one so stout, he found Colville's colourless face two feet from his own.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
He obediently turned on his heels, transferring Tommy's chain from one hand to the other.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann