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.
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turn for the better

Also, turn for the worse. See under take a turn for the better.
See also: better, for, turn
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.
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The weather, they say, is turning for the better & tomorrow will be unseasonably warm.
Elmes struck the crossbar for the second year running at Dover's stronghold but remained upbeat about The Bulls' luck turning for the better soon.