tide turned

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.
See also: tide, turn
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But though this latter view, if she indeed had it, may appear reasonable enough, yet the event did not answer her expectation; for when she was convened before the justice, and it was universally apprehended that the house of correction would have been her fate, though some of the young women cryed out "It was good enough for her," and diverted themselves with the thoughts of her beating hemp in a silk gown; yet there were many others who began to pity her condition: but when it was known in what manner Mr Allworthy had behaved, the tide turned against her.
Instantly the tide turned, and it was by only the barest chance that the King himself escaped capture, and regained the temporary safety of Lewes.
We remained at the public-house until the tide turned, and then Magwitch was carried down to the galley and put on board.
At the very moment when he had abandoned the fight, the tide turned. But it had turned too late.
But in time the tide turned and people came at last to acknowledge that Wordsworth was not only a poet, but a great one.
Then, after the tide turned, the wreck must have shifted a little and released some of the bodies, because a child --a little fair-haired child in a red frock-- came ashore abreast of the Martello tower.
But after a change in personnel to bringChris Maguireon for Charlie Wyke which in turn led to a change in formation too, the tide turned andthe Black Catswere able to rescue a point from the game with goals from George Honeyman and Aiden McGeady.
From there on the tide turned and Ashton, quiet until then, put on the burners to score in the right corner with Francois de Klerk's excellent conversion levelling matters.
Thankfully the tide turned with a Taunton winner, Jaunty Inflight, on Thursday night.
However, the tide turned with a late Chester rally, which saw them overturn the deficit with less than two minutes remaining, and CoB could only watch as Daniel Belgrave's three-point shot to tie the game in the final moments wouldn't go down.
The tide turned again when Bournemouth claimed an unexpected hat-trick of wins against Chelsea, Manchester United and West Brom.
As the WWII tide turned in their direction in 1944-45, the Allied forces had more than military liberation on their minds: They wanted to win the propaganda war as well, to forever discredit Nazism in Germany and around the world.
Scotland lock Jim Hamilton said: "For 60 minutes we were right in the game then the tide turned.
The tide turned soon after the restart when Louis Robinson picked up a goalkick and sent a finely-weighted pass through for Colby Agnama to score.
Huddersfield made a promising start but with little actual progress against a solid Blaydon defence and gradually the tide turned, and on 30 minutes a sustained Blaydon attack took them almost to the line, from where a five-metre scrum ended with No8 Jason Smithson opening the scoring for the visitors.