take a turn for the worse

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Definition of take a turn for the worse

: to become worse The patient's condition took a turn for the worse overnight.

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“Take a turn for the worse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20turn%20for%20the%20worse. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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