Turn something into something

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Definition

to turn (a frog) into (a prince): to transform, to convert, to change (a frog) into (a prince)
verb
We plan to turn this empty space into a shopping mall. We will completely transform it and in six months it will be a shopping mall.
We were able to turn our potential losses into a huge financial gain. We transformed the situation and gained money instead of losing it.

Examples

  • "We will be able to turn this possible PR catastrophe into a huge marketing advantage over our competitors, most of whom do not work with OILS approved subcontractors."
  • "However, I would imagine that if we are to turn this potential loss into a profit, we should price these boxed sets high, and limit their supply to ensure a high demand."

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