turn upon (something)

idiom

Definition of turn upon (something)

1 : to be determined or decided by (something) The outcome of the election turns upon how well the candidates perform in the next debate.
2 : to have (something) as a main subject or interest The discussion turned upon the question of how the money should be spent.

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“Turn upon (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20upon%20%28something%29. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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