turn of the tide
A reversal of fortune, as in This last poll marked the turn of the tide, with our candidate gaining a sizable majority. Similarly, to turn the tide means “reverse a situation,” as in The arrival of reinforcements turned the tide in the battle. This idiom transfers the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides to human affairs. Although the idea is much older, the precise idiom dates from the first half of the 1800s.
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But the tide was turning on this issue, an email from another constituent made clear.
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Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.
He shall give his mind to turn up furrows, and his care is to give the kine fodder.
Turn not away thy face from thy neighbour, and of taking away a portion and not restoring.
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!