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Turn coat inside out, and smooth lining with cool iron, and with an almost dry sponge cloth.

From which speech it will be seen that when Rachel did “turn coat,” she turned it inside out entirely.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from turn (v.) + coat (n.). Originally one who tried to hide the badge of his party or leader. The expression to turn one's coat "change principles or party" is recorded from 1560s.

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