the worm turns

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Definition of the worm turns

informal
used to talk about how a situation can suddenly change so that a person who has been weak, unlucky, unsuccessful, etc., can become strong, lucky, successful, etc. The worm turns quickly in the world of politics.Some investors believe that the worm has turned, and that the economy is getting better.

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“The worm turns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20worm%20turns. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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