turn the corner


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turn the corner

Fig. to pass a critical point in a process. The patient turned the corner last night. She should begin to show improvement now. The project has turned the corner. The rest should be easy.
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turn the corner

to improve after going through something difficult I wonder if the country has really turned the corner in this crisis.
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turn the corner

if something or someone turns the corner, their situation starts to improve after a difficult period Certainly, the company's been through difficult times but I think we can safely say that we have now turned the corner. I was really ill on Tuesday and Wednesday but I think I've finally turned the corner.
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turn the corner

Pass a milestone or critical point, begin to recover. For example, Experts say the economy has turned the corner and is in the midst of an upturn, or The doctor believes he's turned the corner and is on the mend. This expression alludes to passing around the corner in a race, particularly the last corner. [First half of 1800s]
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We have started to turn the corner with the new ICO and are pressing onward to emerge from Chapter 11, complete our system, and start service.
Our auditors, Deloitte & Touche concur with our decision to report the most conservative financial picture as we can for our investors as we turn the corner and continue to grow the company.