not know where to turn

not know where to turn

 and not know which way to turn
to have no idea about what to do (about something). I was so confused I didn't know where to turn. We needed help, but we didn't know which way to turn.
See also: know, not, turn

not know where to turn

also not know which way to turn
to not know what to do I was at a time in my life when I had no money and didn't know where to turn.
See also: know, not, turn

not know where to turn

Also, not know which way to jump or turn . Have no idea of how to get help or what course to take. For example, With all these offers coming in, he didn't know where to turn, or When her car was towed, Meg was distraught and did not know which way to jump. The first phrase dates from about 1400.
See also: know, not, turn
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Julia, who is based at the Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, said: "'e roadshow helps us to reach out to local communities and people who may not know where to turn for help.
IN RESPONSE to a speech made by Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport last week which is expected to address concerns about the kind of poor payment practices demonstrated by Premier Foods, The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) feels this move by the government will bring real and welcome relief to small firms which did not know where to turn.
Students may also not know where to turn to for help if they feel afraid or intimidated.
Roesslein adds, "All too often we see business professionals, especially financial advisors, have a need for marketing support but either do not know where to turn for help or cannot afford to work with a full scale agency.
While Selena Gomez has yet to meet her halfway so that they can be friends again, it is nice to know that Taylor Swift and the rest of her friends and family are willing to be there for Selena Gomez, even though the young singer-actress still does not know where to turn to.
Businesses do not know where to turn for help and need better guidance.
I have run out of ideas and do not know where to turn for the best.
Two-fifths (40%) said they did not feel able to talk to their creditors and 44% did not know where to turn for help.
Carol Anne Jones, of the Alzheimer's Society, said: "The roadshow helps us to reach out to local communities and people who may not know where to turn for help.
Caroline Burden, Alzheimer's Society's Newcastle-based Area Manager for the North East and Cumbria, said: "The Dementia Community Roadshow helps us to reach out to local communities and people who may not know where to turn for help.
We live in a Godless, anti-Christian society where many people so not know where to turn.
SIR - As a coroner criticises "shameful" delays in treatment of a man who stabbed himself to death while waiting to be treated for tinnitus, it is clear people are not getting the support they need and still do not know where to turn when this debilitating condition makes life unbearable.
To help the many caregivers who do not know where to turn for assistance, AgingCare created an easy-to-understand guide that includes topics such as:
It is worrying that a significant number of small firms do not know where to turn for advice on these matters, and we hope to change that for our customers.
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