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at every turn

1. At every opportunity. My opponent has tried to discredit me at every turn.
2. Everywhere. I've been seeing my old roommate at every turn lately. Just today, I bumped into her at the mall!
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at every turn

everywhere; everywhere one looks. There is a new problem at every turn. Life holds exciting adventures at every turn.
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at every turn

Everywhere; also, continually, at every moment. For example, He found trash strewn about at every turn, or Life holds surprises at every turn. The turn here does not signify change of direction but change of circumstances, and the phrase generally is something of an exaggeration. [Late 1500s]
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at every turn

COMMON If something happens at every turn, it happens every time you try to do something. Although the government has had a sensible economic plan, parliament has set out to block it at every turn. Small companies such as mine are hampered at every turn by big business.
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at every ˈturn

everywhere or every time you try to do something: I keep meeting her at every turn.My plans always seem to go wrong at every turn.
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