turn around

This page is about the phrasal verb turn around.

Meaning: to change something unsuccessful into something successful

Synonym: turn round (British)

For example:

  • turn sth around What do you think the government should do to turn the economy around?

  • turn sth around If she wants to turn her life around she needs to stop taking drugs and drinking alcohol.

Quick Quiz:

The new CEO says he can turn the company around and make it

a. profitable

b. bankrupt

c. legal

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Contributor: Matt Errey