the turn of the year

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.
See also: of, turn, year

the ˌturn of the ˈcentury/ˈyear

the time when a new century/year starts: He was born around the turn of the century.
See also: century, of, turn, year
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It was more like hearing him yawn in his sleep than seeing him rise, and the glare lasted for only a few minutes, but it marked the turn of the year. Nothing, they felt, could alter that.
The producer sentiment readings all moderated through the turn of the year from elevated levels in response to global growth concerns, falling petroleum prices, fears about the ongoing trade war, and the partial government shutdown.
Joe Groves from Deliveroo said: "With the turn of the year, comes the turn of the takeaway, as people across the country trade in their turkey dinners and mulled wine for a cheesy burger and chips to heal their heavy heads."
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Only two winners had not run since the turn of the year (Rock On Ruby and Faugheen).
THE turn of the year isn't too far away now and thoughts here are turning to next year's cruise schedule.
Although Carney actually said: "In my view, the decision as to when to start such a process of adjustment will likely come into sharper relief around the turn of this year", our interpretation of that is: "We don't yet know when we'll start raising rates, but we might know more around the turn of the year." That leaves a spring rise in play, which is where the market consensus for liftoff is anyway, but is it likely?
The 62-year-old claimed a second successive championship at the weekend, after having no money to spend on new players in the last three transfer windows and no contract for himself or his backroom staff since the turn of the year.
The28-year-olddefender, whosedealwasduetoexpire in the summer, opened talks on a new agreement at the turn of the year at the same time as he became free to speak with other clubs.
8 December 2009 -- Bio-refiners Ensus Ltd expects to begin to manufacture bioethanol and high protein animal feed at the largest wheat refinery in Europe at the turn of the year.
CML economist Paul Samter said: "House-buying activity is running at considerably higher levels than the turn of the year. However, it remains weak on any historic comparison and is unlikely to rise much further given the constraints the lending community faces and a still difficult economic backdrop."
Summary: Chancellor says Britain's economy will start to grow again around the turn of the year.
Anyway, something will be gone by the turn of the year and that is 2009 and into another new year of New Labour mismanagement, borrowing and debt.
HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey today said its UK order book was up 67 per cent since the turn of the year after trading conditions "improved significantly".
HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey said its UK order book was up by 67% since the turn of the year as trading conditions "improved significantly".