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the turn of the year

At or near the end of one year and the beginning of another. The turn of the year is always my busiest period as that's when our annual audit takes place. It's a little strange because their new fiscal year starts in March, unlike most companies who start theirs at the turn of the year.
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the turn of the century

At or near the end of one century and the beginning of another. At the turn of the 20th century, the introduction of factory electrification caused a huge boom in manufacturing. Scientists predict we won't see artificial intelligence that sophisticated until the turn of the century.
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century note

A United States $100 bill. In an attempt to impress his date, Fred pulled a century note out of his pocket to pay for dinner.
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turn of the century

the time when the year changes to one with two final zeros, such as from 1899 to 1900. (Although technically incorrect-a new century begins with the year ending in 01—most people ignore this.) My family moved to America at the turn of the century. My uncle was born before the turn of the last century.
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turn of the century

The beginning or end of a particular century, as in That idiom dates from the turn of the century, that is to say, about 1900. This expression was first recorded in 1926.
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the ˌturn of the ˈcentury/ˈyear

the time when a new century/year starts: He was born around the turn of the century.
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century note

n. a one-hundred-dollar bill. (see also C-note.) I got a couple of century notes for driving these guys home from the bank.
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The two protagonists were superbly played by Alan Humphreys and Neal McWilliams, below, whose character arc from unthinking Gulf War military automaton into a reflective and damaged human was brilliantly executed as his centurylong dead inquisitor forced him to confront the terrible error that saw him confined to purgatory.
The two protagonists were superbly played by Alan Humphreys and Neal McWilliams whose character arc from unthinking Gulf War military automaton into a reflective and damaged human was brilliantly executed as his centurylong dead inquisitor forced him to confront the terrible error that saw him confined to purgatory.
CAPTAIN James McPake hopes Hibernian win the William Hill Scottish Cup against rivals Hearts today so supporters can end their centurylong wait and revel in the triumph for the next 100 years.
America's invasion of Iraq is not part of a war on terror but the final stages of a centurylong pursuit of economic empire, according to a noted professor of political geography who will deliver a keynote lecture Thursday evening in Eugene.
Clips from "Deliverance" and references to the "Lil' Abner" comic strip illustrate why some locals bridle, citing a centurylong history of media stereotyping toward Appalachia.
Welsh Labour's spokesperson on the language Delyth Evans said: ``The all-Wales picture is very good, because the centurylong decline in the number of Welsh speakers appears to have been reversed.
But in all his daunting fidelity to the details of McCloy's almost centurylong life, his earnest attention to the quotidian facts, Bird fails to grasp the grand theme implicit in his subtitle and tell us how the American establishment of the epoch really did make and remake itself over that period.
We have no idea whether either of these events will result in tangible gains for the Palestinians in their centurylong struggle with Zionism and the State of Israel.