Definition of turn the (or a) corner in US English:

turn the (or a) corner


  • Pass the critical point and start to improve.

    • ‘When it comes to improving public schools, we are turning the corner.’
    • ‘Improved communication with the islanders has helped turn the corner.’
    • ‘The games industry looks as if it is finally turning the corner.’
    • ‘All that is historic mumbo-jumbo as Indonesia now turns the corner and heads for a future that could well be the envy of many.’
    • ‘We are now turning the corner and are looking for a turnover of 3.5m next year.’
    • ‘We're only just turning the corner but Tuesday was a massive bonus for us.’
    • ‘Former pit communities in South Yorkshire hit by the collapse of the mining industry are finally turning the corner after years of decline.’
    • ‘Consumption of red meat was now higher than it had been in the last decade, and the industry had turned a corner.’
    • ‘Are we turning the corner?’
    • ‘We hope that we are turning the corner with the president's tax cuts.’
    improve, get better, pick up, look up, perk up, rally, turn a corner, turn the corner
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