tide turned

tide turned

 
1. Lit. the tide changed from high tide to low tide or vice versa. The tide turned before the ship had sailed out of the harbor.
2. Fig. the trend changed from one thing to another. We planned our investments to take advantage of the growth of the stock market. Then the tide turned and we lost buckets of money.
See also: tide, turn
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But though this latter view, if she indeed had it, may appear reasonable enough, yet the event did not answer her expectation; for when she was convened before the justice, and it was universally apprehended that the house of correction would have been her fate, though some of the young women cryed out "It was good enough for her," and diverted themselves with the thoughts of her beating hemp in a silk gown; yet there were many others who began to pity her condition: but when it was known in what manner Mr Allworthy had behaved, the tide turned against her.
Instantly the tide turned, and it was by only the barest chance that the King himself escaped capture, and regained the temporary safety of Lewes.
We remained at the public-house until the tide turned, and then Magwitch was carried down to the galley and put on board.
At the very moment when he had abandoned the fight, the tide turned.
One which people will look back on and say, 'That's the time when the tide turned, when people no longer felt the current going against them, but working with them.
The battle lasted nearly six years but the tide turned in favour of the Allies in May 1943.
After the introduction of Marcus Griffiths and Aaron Cornwall on 56 minutes the tide turned, as Merthyr scored three in 10 minutes through a Griffiths double and a header from Cornwall.
Scotland lock Jim Hamilton said: "For 60 minutes we were right in the game then the tide turned.
But the tide turned after the break and on the hour mark, Swedish mid-fielder Tim Jakobsson drilled home a low shot and five minutes later Lee Evans nodded home to level matters, Spurs hit back to regain the advantage in the 76th minute as Dean Parrett hit a great, dipping shot from 22-yards but Wolves were soon level again with Jamie Reckord delivering a low cross that was forced home by Liam McAlinden.
It was the moment when the tide turned and the Catholic Revival, in Canada at least, began in earnest to rebuild, to reclaim our Catholic faith.
Huddersfield made a promising start but with little actual progress against a solid Blaydon defence and gradually the tide turned, and on 30 minutes a sustained Blaydon attack took them almost to the line, from where a five-metre scrum ended with No8 Jason Smithson opening the scoring for the visitors.
Just two years after the Democrats in Wisconsin took the majority in both chambers, the Republican tide turned the tables.
The locals were hoping that they might be able to nudge him back out to sea when the tide turned, but the poor whale was too embedded on the shingle".
The vessel - which is the UK's most powerful attack submarine - remained on view from 8am until the tide turned in the evening when it was freed by a tug.
The tide turned again as Murray broke his opponent in the first game of the final set before taking a 5-3 lead.