turning of the tide

turning 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 turning 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 turning of the tide in their position in the market.
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She celebrates the turning of the tide in recent years that has seen women speak more openly against violence, and she examines the factors that have led to this change.
Growth in Turkmenistan is anticipated to hold at 6.3% in 2018, according to the World Bank's "Global Economic Prospects: The Turning of the Tide?" report for June 2018.
Time will tell whether this year's numbers represent a turning of the tide."
CALL 09050 700 469 77P PER MIN ROI 1560 911 393 [euro]1.25 PER MIN PISCES FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20 Your sign is in the lunar headlamps come Friday, and you'll be aware of the turning of the tide in several key areas.
But there was no turning of the tide as Tecau served out at 5-4, slapping away a volley to move two sets clear.
Hopefully this is a turning of the tide and I might hit a purple patch."
"Oil prices remain historically high and there is no sign of a turning of the tide just yet.""Whether in crude or product markets, there is little room for complacency," it added.North Sea Brent crude oil hit a nine-month high above $115 a barrel in June as a Sunni Islamist insurgency swept across northwestern Iraq, taking control of large parts of the oil producing country and shutting down its largest refinery.The oil market has weakened over the last month but remains nervous about further supply shocks.
Next month the spotlight will be on the veterans when the country celebrates the 70th anniversary of the turning of the tide in the Battle of the Atlantic which kept Britain from starving with events in Londonderry and Liverpool , where the convoy escorts were based, and a major conference in London.
Wilichowski scored in close to make it 8-5 for Westboro less than four minutes in, but Murphy signified the turning of the tide when, the next trip down, she dropped in a rainbow 3-pointer from straight out to tie it up.
Her spokesman added: "Strictly has more older contestants than ever before, but the turning of the tide at the BBC is even more widespread than that.
STEVE Jones has welcomed Walsall's win against Exeter City last Saturday as hopefully a turning of the tide in their home fortunes.
It is without question an unexpected turning of the tide ( where once Manchester United were hated across the length and breadth of England they now carry the most sincere wishes of a nation.
Tom DeLay hailed the "turning of the tide" on abortion.
'However, with two of Fulham's best players out for this game (Luis Boa Morte and Papa Bouba Diop), is this the turning of the tide? I wish I could go out and play for the team and help them win the game, but I can't do that.