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turn the corner

To begin to find success or improvement after a particularly difficult or troubling period. I know that rehab has been hard on you, but I feel like you've been really turning the corner lately. Their new startup took a couple of years to get going, but they turned the corner when their product was featured in a high-profile tech magazine.
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turn the corner

Fig. to pass a critical point in a process. The patient turned the corner last night. She should begin to show improvement now. The project has turned the corner. The rest should be easy.
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turn the corner

Pass a milestone or critical point, begin to recover. For example, Experts say the economy has turned the corner and is in the midst of an upturn, or The doctor believes he's turned the corner and is on the mend. This expression alludes to passing around the corner in a race, particularly the last corner. [First half of 1800s]
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turn the corner

If someone or something turns the corner, they begin to recover from a serious illness or a difficult situation. It's been a nasty, long illness but I think he's finally turned the corner. Has California's economy finally turned the corner? In April the official figure for the state's unemployment rate dropped for the second month running.
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turn the corner

pass the critical point and start to improve.
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turn the ˈcorner

pass the most dangerous point of an illness or the most difficult part of something, and begin to improve: The doctors say she’s turned the corner now. She should be out of hospital soon.Now that we’re beginning to pay back the money we owe, I feel we’ve turned the corner.
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turn the corner, to

To begin to recover. Corner here refers to a street corner, and turning it betokens going in a new and presumably better direction. However, this expression was used in several different senses in the past. “That expression . . . He has turn’d the corner, i.e., gone away so as no more to be seen,” wrote Samuel Pegge (Anonymiana, 1796), defining the term to be synonymous with dying. Both Dickens and Trollope used it in the sense of financial recovery. “Now he had turned the corner, he could afford [it],” wrote Trollope in Orley Farm (1862).
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References in classic literature ?
So they parted; and the young man pursued his way until, being about to turn the corner by the meeting-house, he looked back and saw the head of Faith still peeping after him with a melancholy air, in spite of her pink ribbons.
Sometimes there isn't a way to turn the corner gracefully and a stitch has to be abandoned.
Gavin Barr followed some excellent blocking from a makeshift offensive line to turn the corner and dive to sneak the ball over and put the Senators ahead 14-13.
"We've got the opportunity to turn the corner this weekend" said a player who is currently the most penalised in the Elite League.
McClaren has warned his players they are yet to turn the corner, and he expects a lot more in the weeks to come.
11, 2001, SARS, a high Canadian dollar and high fuel costs, have had a negative impact on the Tourism industry that has just recently started to turn the corner. Recent announcements for investments in this area show that all levels of government are taking this important part of our economy seriously and continuous support of worthwhile projects will further strengthen our region.
Rental growth was not yet ready to turn the corner.
As a result, the terminal is beginning to turn the corner in transforming from a purely break-bulk terminal to a full-fledged container terminal.
It is striped with strips of pale granite that are projected over the lawn and help to turn the corner between park and pedestrian street.
Humphreys' men,already beaten by Italy and England in this year's campaign, willattempt to turn the corner when they face Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
"Victory over Manchester could allow us to turn the corner and, with three points for a win, its amazing how fast you can fly up the table."
Senator Jim Sasser, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, called for honest budgeting and aggressive financial management as ways to turn the corner on the mounting federal deficit.
He rejoins an injury hit Marine side desperate to turn the corner after losing six of their last seven games and slipping to 17 thin the table.