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Idiom of the week – Turn the tide

Posted by englishlessons on January 14, 2013

Definition:

cause a complete reversal of the circumstances

Examples:

Her support of this politician helped turn the tide of public opinion in his favor, and he won the election.

My favorite sports team was not performing well, but they hired a new coach and that turned the tide. They are now competing for the championship.

Picture it:

Picture the changes in the ocean as the tide ebbs and flows.

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