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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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.
Enlisting the help of marginalised young people from youth charity Fairbridge, seasoned sailor Jamie wanted to see whether the experience could help turn the tide on these difficult lives.
Nyuki were losing to local rivals Socozaki when their goalkeeper advanced up the pitch and tried to use a spell to turn the tide of the match, it was claimed.
But it's going to take more than this to turn the tide.
The next meeting of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee will hear how the council, in partnership with the Primary Care Trust (PCT), is attempting to turn the tide.
Dragons' heads began to drop when Tigers scored their third try through James Buckland, and they desperately threw on Colin Charvis to try to turn the tide.
In India, however, a group of people involved with Initiatives of Change (IofC) have launched a national campaign to turn the tide against corruption, injustice, poverty and disregard for the environment.