take a turn for the better

take a turn for the better

to start to improve; to start to get well. She was very sick for a month; then suddenly she took a turn for the better. Things are taking a turn for the better at my store. I may make a profit this year.
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take a turn for the better

Improve, as in We thought she was on her deathbed but now she's taken a turn for the better. The antonym is take a turn for the worse, meaning "get worse, deteriorate," as in Unemployment has been fairly low lately, but now the economy's taken a turn for the worse . This idiom employs turn in the sense of "a reversal," a usage dating from about 1600.
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take a ˌturn for the ˈbetter/ˈworse

become better/worse: The weather is taking a turn for the worse, I’m afraid.
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