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turn the tide

To change or reverse something dramatically. Wow, they really turned the tide on their opponents after the intermission. The score went from 0-3 to 5-3!
See also: tide, turn

turn the tide

Fig. to cause a reversal in the direction of events; to cause a reversal in public opinion. It looked as if the team were going to lose, but near the end of the game, our star player turned the tide. At first, people were opposed to our plan. After a lot of discussion, we were able to turn the tide.
See also: tide, turn