turn for the better

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turn for the better

1. noun A change (as in, e.g., circumstance, disposition, a situation, etc.) that ultimately leads to or results in a more positive situation or outcome. He has started drinking a lot less, which is definitely a turn for the better. Moving overseas was a huge undertaking, but I feel like it was a turn for the better in the end.
2. verb To begin to change in a way that ultimately leads to or results in a more positive situation or outcome. Ever since her divorce, Mary has really turned for the better. The new prime minister is turning the country's foreign policy for the better.
See also: better, turn

turn for the better

Also, turn for the worse. See under take a turn for the better.
See also: better, turn
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He hurried in, fearing that she might have taken some turn for the worse, but he was reassured to find her sitting up in her bed, with Clara and Ida Walker in attendance upon her.
Mr Pickering still clung to his early impression that her little brother Percy was consumptive, and he thought the child must have taken a turn for the worse. It was odd that she should have looked and spoken like that then, and it was odd that she should look and speak like that now.
Summary: Ahed's injury woes took a turn for the worse Friday after Haitham Faour became the latest player to be ruled out of Saturday's meeting with Safa.
Visible copper stocks around the world are "relatively low" and could support prices, brokerage GF Futures said in a note, but warned that Chinese copper demand could still take a turn for the worse. China copper import premiums have risen to $73 a tonne from an 18-month low of $62.50 in early December, indicating greater near-term demand for the physical metal.
However, things took a turn for the worse when they tried to prank a family in a park near Lytton Road.
Met Eireann say the "odd wintry shower" could be possible as the weather is set to take a turn for the worse.
24 (ANI): Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who recently underwent operation for lymphoma, has been admitted to the hospital again after her condition took a turn for the worse.
Despite being content with her life, it takes a turn for the worse when her violent ex, Nina shows up unannounced at her home and threatens to kill her girlfriend, Katya.
With seismic news from America and mum taking a turn for the worse, Dan's world is in danger of being turned completely upside down.
Hope takes a turn for the worse, but where's Tyrone?
Police said the Nigerian suffered from clinical depression and his condition took a turn for the worse after he was put on medication by a psychiatrist.
Thistle cut the deficit just after half–time through Nicky Jamieson but their day took a turn for the worse when Scott Keogh, Barry McLaughlin and Glenn Thomson all saw red.
When the family meet-up took a turn for the worse, Ingram decided to get into the van, which he was only allowed to use for business purposes.
It was a shame the weather took a turn for the worse but the pouring rain didn't put a dampener on the event and the organisers were determined to carry on.
WHILE UK weather takes a turn for the worse this week, Cyprus is still warm, with temperatures currently around a balmy 20 degrees.