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Idiom of the week – Turn something around

Posted by englishlessons on April 14, 2014

Definition:

Cause something to change in a positive direction

Examples:

When she became CEO that company was losing money, but she turned things around, and now it’s highly profitable.

That team was losing all their games, but the new coach turned things around, and now they are headed for the championship.

TOEFL® Tip:

Note that “turn something around” is a phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are included on the TOEFL® test as they are so frequent in English. Look for the the “TOEFL® phrasal verbs” graphic that highlights the phrasal verbs in the Idioms in English programs.

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