Take a turn for the worse

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Definition

to take a turn for the worse: to suddenly become worse
idiom
to take a worrying turn to become worse

to take a turn for the better: to improve, to get better
idiom
to take an encouraging turn to improve, to get better

Examples

  • "Moira : Here's a quick look at some of the stories we'll be covering today: another devastating flood hits Bangladesh, the economic crisis in Argentina takes a turn for the worse, and an assassination attempt on the Danish Prime Minister has some hilarious consequences."

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