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Related to at every turn: cut some slack, gunning for, if push comes to shove, not a chance, pulling the strings, no avail

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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At every turn, bureaucracy, petty politics, and breakdowns in communication combined to create a highly preventable tragedy, Van Heerden and Bryan assert.
In fact, his organization has worked to undercut them at every turn.
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When Butler investigated a double fatality train accident, he uncovered corruption and incompetence leading to needless deaths, yet was stymied at every turn by greedy and bureaucratic interests as he struggled to defend the public.
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But the bleeding hearts coupled with the politically correct crowd have blocked his efforts at every turn.
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