twist of fate(redirected from a turn of fate)
twist of fate
A highly unexpected or coincidental event, especially one that has an important or far-reaching influence on the future. It was a twist of fate that brought together the two brilliant scientists who would go on to solve the world's energy crisis. Really, it was down to a twist of fate that I happened to get this job. Right place, right time, as they say.
twist of fateand turn of fate
Fig. a fateful event; an unanticipated change in a sequence of events. A strange turn of fate brought Fred and his ex-wife together at a New Year's Eve party in Queens.