the tide turns

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the tide turns

Things begin to change (in favor of someone or something). For years now, it's felt like the working class has been the hostage of the rich elite, but the tide finally seems to be turning. The tide turned, though, when the team's star defensive tackle recovered a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown.
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the tide ˈturns

things change, especially for the better: For a long time there has been little political freedom, but slowly the tide is turning.
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"The tide is turning across the country, and we are part of that tide," Ruth Hoffman, director of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry and a lobbyist against the death sentence, said.
Today, the tide is turning as capitalization rates begin their ascent.
However the tide is turning and major blue chip employers are beginning to once again make waves about the smart suit look that, obviously worn properly, delivers a statement of efficiency like no other.
Sir, - I am a lifelong socialist and am glad to see the left re-emerging as a force within the Labour Party, but it's too soon to say the tide is turning against Blair.