- turmeric paper,
- turn a blind eye to,
- turn a deaf ear,
- turn a hair, not,
- turn a trick
Origin of turmoil
Examples from the Web for turmoil
In the wake of this turmoil, the New York Post reported that the police had stopped policing.
He spoke of the present-day tragedies and turmoil that struck the city while he and his classmates were in the academy.
Or “you give us Keystone, and we may refrain from throwing the world financial markets into turmoil.”
The area has long been peaceful, missing out on the turmoil common to the Gaza and the occupied West Bank.A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads|Creede Newton|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The question now is whether Clancy, her successor, will have any success turning around an agency in turmoil.Why Secret Service Chief Julia Pierson Was Shown the Door|Tim Mak|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His mouth hung open in indication of the turmoil in his wits as he waited for her reply.Making People Happy|Thompson Buchanan
I know what it means to be left all alone in that turmoil—She's pulling my coat again, Pastor!The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 11|Friedrich Spielhagen
Seclude thyself from the turmoil of secular affairs and often even from talk with thy brethren.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
In the midst of the turmoil there was but one course open to the crew—namely, to send forth signals of distress.Battles with the Sea|R.M. Ballantyne
At first they had the top all to themselves, and were borne smoothly onwards, cutting through the very centre of the turmoil.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
Word Origin for turmoil
1520s, perhaps an alteration of Middle French tremouille "mill hopper," in reference to the hopper's constant motion to and fro, from Latin trimodia "vessel containing three modii," from modius, a Roman dry measure, related to modus "measure." Attested earlier in English as a verb (1510s), though this now is obsolete.