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turn of the tide

A dramatic change or reversal of something, especially a given side's advantage in a competition or conflict. The victory marked a turn of the tide in the war, as allied troops began reclaiming more and more territories overtaken by enemy forces. They were hopeful the success of their latest piece of hardware would prove to be a turn of the tide in their position in the market.
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turn of the tide

A reversal of fortune, as in This last poll marked the turn of the tide, with our candidate gaining a sizable majority. Similarly, to turn the tide means "reverse a situation," as in The arrival of reinforcements turned the tide in the battle. This idiom transfers the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides to human affairs. Although the idea is much older, the precise idiom dates from the first half of the 1800s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

turn of the tide

A reversal of fortune. The changing ebb and flow of the ocean’s tides have been transferred to human affairs for many centuries. Shakespeare pointed out the parallel and used it metaphorically in Julius Caesar, in one of his most often-quoted passages: “There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune” (4.3). In the nineteenth century the current cliché became common. Edward Bulwer-Lytton used it in The Last of the Barons (1843): “This speech turned the tide.”
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This would serve to turn the tide of State influence into the channels of the national government, instead of making federal influence flow in an opposite and adverse current.
"We have to make the momentum, we have to turn the tide."
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Erokhin, who plays his club football for Zenit, replaced Daler Kuzyaev as Russia looked for a way to turn the tide of attacks from Fernando Hierro's men.Hierro followed suit seven minutes after Erokhin's entrance, sending on Rodrigo Moreno for Marco Asensio.
Even captain MS Dhoni -- who has gained a cult following among cricket fans -- was unable to turn the tide, as Hardik Pandya and Mayank Markande both plundered three wickets each.
Summary: Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb 17 (ANI): Newly-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday pledged for an economic and political turnaround and appealed to the citizens that the country was entering a new dawn and promised to turn the tide on corruption, according to media reports.
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Defoe (right), 34, was brought on as a sub in his side's 2-0 home defeat by Watford on Saturday, but was unable to turn the tide.
"Today's figures mean we are starting to turn the tide. Over half a million people took up an apprenticeship last year, showing that our investment in vocational skills is paying off.
In foreign fields our troops do roam We hope that soon you'll all be home From Waterloo to Normandy You fight for people to be free The battles maybe on air, sea or land You're there to give a helping hand Just now you feel life is pretty rotten But believe me, back home, you're never forgotten So wear your uniform with pride And soon you'll be able to turn the tide When duty's done, you've done your best It'll be time to come home for a well-earned rest Walk down the street with your head held high It wasn't for you to reason why!
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is trying to turn the tide and lessen the huge number of heart patients in the country by educating people on how to take care of their health.
The condition is linked to many forms of cancer, diabetes and psychological problems - and the North-East Public Health Observatory (NEPHO) is spearheading a drive to turn the tide.
The skipper drove over for his team's first try just after half-time to turn the tide after Newport had led 10-3 at the break through Andrew Coombs' try from a line-out drive.