twist and turn

idiom

1
: to curve or change direction often
The road along the coast twists and turns.
2
: to move with twisting motions : to be restless and to change position often
A little boy was twisting and turning in the seat behind me.

Examples of twist and turn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Morgan was there for every twist and turn of the unnerving 2023 season, and yet, Tepper not only gave him a pass, but promoted him and gave him a bigger and better title than his predecessor, Fitterer, who is also one of his closest friends and longtime colleagues. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 23 Jan. 2024 Having moved back in with his parents during the pandemic, Gillespie’s son kept them up-to-date on every twist and turn of the roller coaster that rattled Wall Street and triggered a congressional hearing. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 Kat, 28, and Alex, 32, have so far managed to survive every twist and turn their relationship has faced. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 16 Aug. 2023 Even when films are based on true stories, directors can't seem to stop themselves from adding in just a few more explosions, a love interest, or a twist and turn of the real-life timeline. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 10 Sep. 2023 Finding unexpected ways to twist and turn it without sacrificing the realness and the authenticity. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 July 2023 At the heart of every narrative twist and turn is Margie herself. Matt Monagle, Chron, 24 May 2023 And the images collected during competitions can be displayed on boards in the arena or on smartphone apps, giving gymnastics fans a deeper understanding of every twist and turn. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Dec. 2018 Johnson's attention-to-detail as an artist and care for his story go an incredibly long way, and the second installment, Glass Onion, once again keeps viewers on their toes for each and every twist and turn. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 23 Dec. 2022 See More

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“Twist and turn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twist%20and%20turn. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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