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turn the corner

To begin to find success or improvement after a particularly difficult or troubling period. I know that rehab has been hard on you, but I feel like you've been really turning the corner lately. Their new startup took a couple of years to get going, but they turned the corner when their product was featured in a high-profile tech magazine.
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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

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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turn the corner

If someone or something turns the corner, they begin to recover from a serious illness or a difficult situation. It's been a nasty, long illness but I think he's finally turned the corner. Has California's economy finally turned the corner? In April the official figure for the state's unemployment rate dropped for the second month running.
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turn the corner

pass the critical point and start to improve.
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turn the ˈcorner

pass the most dangerous point of an illness or the most difficult part of something, and begin to improve: The doctors say she’s turned the corner now. She should be out of hospital soon.Now that we’re beginning to pay back the money we owe, I feel we’ve turned the corner.
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Speaking at the Annual Conference of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Brian Cowen said: "The theme you have chosen for this year's event - Turning the Corner - is entirely appropriate because that is what we are doing.
Nationally, Cyberstates 2005 shows that the high-tech industry is slowly turning the corner.
The data for Pennsylvania show that our high-tech industry is turning the corner after suffering through the bursting of the tech bubble," said Thomas G.
The IT staffing business is turning the corner after a slump in recent years and we are positioning to be on the forefront of this change.
Chadha, President and CEO of Entrada, commented on the third quarter results, "After a general slowdown in our market across the board, in which virtually all companies in our space were affected, we believe we are turning the corner in terms of our revenue growth.