turn around

Reverse the direction or course of something or someone, as in He has a way of turning around a failing business, or If someone doesn't turn him around he's headed for trouble. [Late 1800s]


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  • If they should meet another car, one would have to back up until a turn-around was reached.

    The Golden Skull

    John Blaine