In today’s English lesson you will learn some of the main English expressions with TURN. For example, turn a blind eye and turn the other cheek.
English is full of expressions and idioms that use the word “turn” in various ways. Here are some common ones:
- Turn a blind eye: to ignore something or pretend not to see it: Example: The manager turned a blind eye to the employee’s repeated tardiness.
- Turn the tables: to reverse a situation or outcome: Example: The underdog team turned the tables in the second half and ended up winning the game.
- Turn over a new leaf: to start fresh or change one’s behaviour for the better: Example: After years of unhealthy habits, Sarah decided to turn over a new leaf and start exercising regularly.
- Turn the corner: to reach a turning point or overcome a difficult situation: Example: After months of struggling with her illness, Jane finally turned the corner and began to recover.
- Turn a phrase: to use language in a clever or creative way: Example: The poet had a talent for turning a phrase that could move her audience to tears.
- Turn up the heat: to increase pressure or intensity: Example: The boss turned up the heat on the team to meet the tight deadline.
- Turn a profit: to make a financial gain or earn money: Example: The small business struggled at first, but eventually turned a profit and began to grow.
- Turn the page: to move on from something, especially a difficult situation or a past mistake: Example: After a painful breakup, Lisa knew it was time to turn the page and start looking forward to new opportunities.
- Turn of events: a change in circumstances or situation: Example: The unexpected turn of events left everyone in shock and scrambling to adjust their plans.
- Turn a deaf ear: to ignore or refuse to listen to someone or something: Example: Despite repeated warnings from her friends, Mary turned a deaf ear to their concerns and continued to make risky decisions.
These are just a few examples of the many expressions in English that use the word “turn.” Learning these idioms can help you understand and communicate more effectively in English.
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