turn the tide

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Verb1.turn the tide - cause a complete reversal of the circumstancesturn the tide - cause a complete reversal of the circumstances; "The tables are turned now that the Republicans are in power!"
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
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This would serve to turn the tide of State influence into the channels of the national government, instead of making federal influence flow in an opposite and adverse current.
He offered himself for punishment, fished, and feinted, and drew, for that one opening that would enable him to whip a blow through with all his strength and turn the tide.
Summary: Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb 17 (ANI): Newly-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday pledged for an economic and political turnaround and appealed to the citizens that the country was entering a new dawn and promised to turn the tide on corruption, according to media reports.
Lazzarini reiterated that the support has not been enough to turn the tide of refugees' deepening poverty and vulnerabilities affecting both Lebanese host communities and refugees.
The annual Volvo Ocean race will kick off in Alicante, Spain this year with one very special team competing: team Turn the Tide on Plastic, will be racing in the worlds longest and toughest professional sporting event to raise awareness on the growing menace of marine plastic in the worlds oceans.
Russia's air strikes in Syria threaten to cause Aleppo's fall to Moscow-backed government forces and turn the tide of the civil war," the outlet acknowledges.
He said Hezbollah would turn the tide of the conflict in Assad's favour and stay as long as necessary to do so.
But with Lionel Messi still there to provide the firepower1 , RPSPORT's Dan Childs believes Barca can turn the tide and take the title back to Camp Nou.
In foreign fields our troops do roam We hope that soon you'll all be home From Waterloo to Normandy You fight for people to be free The battles maybe on air, sea or land You're there to give a helping hand Just now you feel life is pretty rotten But believe me, back home, you're never forgotten So wear your uniform with pride And soon you'll be able to turn the tide When duty's done, you've done your best It'll be time to come home for a well-earned rest Walk down the street with your head held high It wasn't for you to reason why
The Weight of the Nation documentary series and public awareness campaign by the cable network HBO, launching this week, features National Institutes of Health research showing how obesity affects the country's health and how interventions can turn the tide against obesity and its complications.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is trying to turn the tide and lessen the huge number of heart patients in the country by educating people on how to take care of their health.
5million Alejandro Faurlin, but it wasn't enough to turn the tide and Jim Magilton's side are still winless.