turn for the better


turn for the better
improvement, positive change, good development

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • take a turn for the better — {v. phr.} To start improving; start to get better. * /Aunt Hermione was very ill for a long time, but last week she suddenly took a turn for the better./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a turn for the better — {v. phr.} To start improving; start to get better. * /Aunt Hermione was very ill for a long time, but last week she suddenly took a turn for the better./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the better — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} With a better result; for something that is better. * /The doctor felt that moving Father to a dry climate would be for the better./ * /The new large print in the book is a change for the better./ Compare: TAKE A TURN.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the better — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} With a better result; for something that is better. * /The doctor felt that moving Father to a dry climate would be for the better./ * /The new large print in the book is a change for the better./ Compare: TAKE A TURN.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a turn for the worse — See: FOR THE WORSE. Contrast: TAKE A TURN FOR THE BETTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a turn for the worse — See: FOR THE WORSE. Contrast: TAKE A TURN FOR THE BETTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the worse — {adj. phr.} or {adv. phr.} For something that is worse or not as good, with a worse result. * /He bought a new car but it turned out to be for the worse./ * /The sick man s condition changed for the worse./ Compare: TAKE A TURN. Contrast: FOR THE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the worse — {adj. phr.} or {adv. phr.} For something that is worse or not as good, with a worse result. * /He bought a new car but it turned out to be for the worse./ * /The sick man s condition changed for the worse./ Compare: TAKE A TURN. Contrast: FOR THE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn — I. verb Etymology: Middle English; partly from Old English tyrnan & turnian to turn, from Medieval Latin tornare, from Latin, to turn on a lathe, from tornus lathe, from Greek tornos; partly from Anglo French turner, tourner to turn, from… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • The Cooler — Infobox Film name = The Cooler caption = Original poster director = Wayne Kramer producer = Sean Furst writer = Wayne Kramer Frank Hannah starring = William H. Macy Maria Bello Shawn Hatosy Ron Livingston with Paul Sorvino and Alec Baldwin music …   Wikipedia

  • The Thorn Birds — infobox Book | name = The Thorn Birds title orig = translator = image caption = author = Colleen McCullough illustrator = cover artist = country = Australia language = English series = genre = Family saga novel publisher = HarperCollins release… …   Wikipedia


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