The Tide Has Turned

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: The Tide Has Turned.

What does “the tide has turned” mean?
  • one’s luck has changed, especially for the better
  • things has began to change in favor of someone or something
How to use it?
  • This idiom is quite flexible. Use this idiom as a sentence, which can be in different tenses depending on the context.
  • Add adverbs to describe how the situation is changing, e.g. slowly, fast, etc.
  • She was on a losing streak, but then the tide turned fast and she won the gold medal.
  • For a long time there has been little political freedom, but the tide is slowly turning.

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