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be done to a turn

To be done for exactly the right amount of time necessary or desired. My goodness, these steaks are so flavorful and have been done to a turn!
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done to a ˈturn

(British English) cooked for exactly the right amount of time: We had a wonderful dinner, with chicken done to a turn and home-grown vegetables.
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done to a turn

1. mod. well-cooked; nicely cooked. The entire meal was done to a turn.
2. mod. beaten. When Wilbur’s opponent was done to a turn, Wilbur was declared the winner.
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