to a turn
phrasal to perfection

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  • To a turn — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • done to a turn — See: TO A T or TO A TURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • done to a turn — See: TO A T or TO A TURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to a T — or[to a turn] {adv. phr.} Just right; to perfection; exactly. * /The roast was done to a turn./ * /His nickname, Tiny, suited him to a T./ Compare: TO THE LETTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to a T — or[to a turn] {adv. phr.} Just right; to perfection; exactly. * /The roast was done to a turn./ * /His nickname, Tiny, suited him to a T./ Compare: TO THE LETTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • A Letter to a Hindu — was a letter written by Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy in 1908 to the Indian newspaper Free Hindustan . The letter caused the young Mohandas Gandhi to write to the world famous Tolstoy to ask for advice and for permission to reprint the Letter in …   Wikipedia

  • To come or draw to a head — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put to a stand — Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come to a head — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take a turn — {v. phr.} To become different; change. * /Mary s fever suddenly took a bad turn./ * /The story took an odd turn./ Often used with for the better or for the worse . * /In the afternoon the weather took a turn for the better./ * /Suddenly the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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