turn the tables
phrasal to bring about a reversal of the relative conditions or fortunes of two contending parties

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  • turn the tables — (on (someone/something)) to change a situation so that someone s position is the opposite of what it was. She turned the tables by playing a better game and recently has won most of her matches. Hendricks turned the tables on the media when he… …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn the tables — If circumstances change completely, giving an advantage to those who seemed to be losing, the tables are turned …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • turn the tables — ► turn the tables reverse a situation disadvantageous to oneself so that it becomes advantageous. Main Entry: ↑table …   English terms dictionary

  • turn the tables — verb cause a complete reversal of the circumstances (Freq. 1) The tables are turned now that the Republicans are in power! • Syn: ↑turn the tide • Hypernyms: ↑change by reversal, ↑turn, ↑reverse …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn the tables — reverse the situation The opposing team were able to finally turn the tables and won the game. Digest 20/2002 to reverse the situation. The tables have turned means the situation has been reversed. Jane was poor when she started her own business… …   Idioms and examples

  • turn the tables —    If circumstances change completely, giving an advantage to those who seemed to be losing, the tables are turned.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you turn the tables on a person or organization, you reverse the situation so as to be… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • turn the tables — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, be listened to, be recognized, better, break up, change, change the preponderance, come back at, convert, counter, deform, denature, diversify, evert, fit, gain a footing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • turn the tables — verb To reverse a situation, such that the advantage has shifted to the party which was previously disadvantaged. Well, the tables are turned the times are changed. A peaceful and unoffending man might have expected from a neighbour, now powerful …   Wiktionary

  • turn the tables — {v. phr.} To make something happen just the opposite of how it is supposed to happen. * /The boys turned the tables on John when they took his squirt gun away and squirted him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn the tables — {v. phr.} To make something happen just the opposite of how it is supposed to happen. * /The boys turned the tables on John when they took his squirt gun away and squirted him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn\ the\ tables — v. phr. To make something happen just the opposite of how it is supposed to happen. The boys turned the tables on John when they took his squirt gun away and squirted him …   Словарь американских идиом

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