take turn

take (one's) turn

To do something at one's designated time or place in a sequence. There are a lot of people who want to try the game, so you'll have to wait until everyone has taken their turn. Let me know when I can take my turn.
See also: take, turn
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take one's turn

[when playing a game] to make one's move or play one's cards; [when alternating with someone, waiting for one's opportunity or place in a sequence] to perform one's task. Somebody please wake Max up so he can take his turn.
See also: take, turn
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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