the tide turns

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

tide turned

1. Lit. the tide changed from high tide to low tide or vice versa. The tide turned before the ship had sailed out of the harbor.
2. Fig. the trend changed from one thing to another. We planned our investments to take advantage of the growth of the stock market. Then the tide turned and we lost buckets of money.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Let's hope the tide turns - and that this boat can make a spectacular return home.