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turn aside

Meaning: refuse entry to somewhere

Example: His job application was turned aside when they saw his criminal record. Read on

turn against

Meaning: to change from supporting something to opposing it

Example: A section of his supporters turned against him when they heard his latest speech on immigration. Read on

turn out

Meaning: to arrive at an event

Example: They had fewer people turn out for their party than they anticipated. Read on

turn over a new leaf

Meaning: to alter your behaviour in a positive way

Example: He has not been in trouble this year. He has really turned over a new leaf. Read on

take turns

Meaning: to alternate doing something

Example: I understand that everybody wants to try driving, but you will have to take turns. Read on

page-turner

Meaning: a thrilling book

Example: The book is a page-turner and now I cannot take a break until I complete reading it. Read on

turning point

Meaning: the point after which things become better

Example: The turning point in the story came when the protagonist lost his sister in a car accident. Read on

turn turtle

Meaning: It refers to something turning upside down.

Example: The automobile turned turtle on the highway when the storm got too strong. Read on

leave no stone unturned

Meaning: do everything that is possible in order to achieve something

Example: The chief of security said that his team would leave no stone unturned in nabbing the miscreants. Read on

turn the tables

Meaning: change your position with respect to someone else

Example: After flying back to town I went to Jenna's place uninformed to surprise her & to my amaze she had already planned a party to welcome me. I should have known she is smart enough to turn the tables. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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