the tide turns

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the tide turns

Things begin to change (in favor of someone or something). For years now, it's felt like the working class has been the hostage of the rich elite, but the tide finally seems to be turning. The tide turned, though, when the team's star defensive tackle recovered a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown.
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the tide ˈturns

things change, especially for the better: For a long time there has been little political freedom, but slowly the tide is turning.
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