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at every turn

1. At every opportunity. My opponent has tried to discredit me at every turn.
2. Everywhere. I've been seeing my old roommate at every turn lately. Just today, I bumped into her at the mall!
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at every turn

everywhere; everywhere one looks. There is a new problem at every turn. Life holds exciting adventures at every turn.
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at every turn

Everywhere; also, continually, at every moment. For example, He found trash strewn about at every turn, or Life holds surprises at every turn. The turn here does not signify change of direction but change of circumstances, and the phrase generally is something of an exaggeration. [Late 1500s]
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at every turn

COMMON If something happens at every turn, it happens every time you try to do something. Although the government has had a sensible economic plan, parliament has set out to block it at every turn. Small companies such as mine are hampered at every turn by big business.
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at every ˈturn

everywhere or every time you try to do something: I keep meeting her at every turn.My plans always seem to go wrong at every turn.
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Nevertheless, he contends that the charming details are mixed with the repulsive at every turn. Ron casts a spell which rebounds on himself, making him vomit slimy slugs; the ghost of a little girl lives in a toilet.
The Bush Administration has tried to weaken the framework "at every turn," Judith Wilkenfeld of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids told The Wall Street Journal (Further repaying a campaign debt to the tobacco companies, the Bush Administration has gone to bat for them in South Korea.
At every turn, kind strangers fed me, guided me, and were more than tolerant when I said, "I need to lie down for a little while." Instead of air conditioning I learned to opt for "air cooling"--a fan over a pan of water that didn't turn the room too frigid for me.
CI refers to information-gathering and evaluation techniques that the editors say market leaders use "to help them outwit, outmaneuver and outperform the competition at every turn." Every turn?
They challenged me at every turn and were having a great time doing it!
Michael Lerner's Spirit Matters -- apart from accepting the standard view of the Enlightenment and thus having to make excuses at every turn for its "reintroduction" of spirituality -- bears some resemblance to Ruskin's Unto This Last, a critique of economic theory published in the early 1860s.
The public, tax professionals, and politicians all are ready to agree that there are serious problems with the tax code, not the least of which is the way Congress is continuously changing it and adding tortuous complexity at every turn. I am convinced that the way we in Washington routinely do business with regard to the tax code is a recipe for disaster.
`Business may sometimes wish it could be morally neutral, but in practice ethics intrude at every turn,' said Sir Bryan Nicholson, Chairman of the private medical service BUPA.
The bipartisan establishment was appalled, yet Bob Dole was forced to confess in February that "corporate profits are setting records and so are corporate layoffs" Now Clinton is following their lead, doggedly sniffing the cent of Republicans at every turn.
The culprit is an elite governmental ruling class that takes our money by force, provides little benefit, and stifles freedom at every turn. The voters know something is wrong.
The saintly Cathleen disposes of her vast estates and wealth in order to feed the peasants, yet the demons thwart her at every turn; at last, she sacrifices her own soul to save those of the poor.
What is needed instead is a juvenile justice system that teaches young criminals responsibility for their behavior at every turn, rather than exculpating juveniles categorically until a final heinous act is committed.
Corrections professionals found innovation at every turn as they toured the outstanding Hall.
Born in Rhode Island, Shepherd Tom, having made a fortune after a life of great hardship, made it his business to denounce Puritanism at every turn, do his best to communicate with the next world, lend his help to worthy causes (such as better asylums for the insane), and collect all the tall tales he heard throughout his native state.
If the Government spent our hard-earned cash a bit more wisely, then maybe taxpayers wouldn't get so annoyed at having to stump up more money at every turn.