twists and turns

idiom

1
: surprising changes
It's hard to follow all the twists and turns of the plot.
2
: curves and frequent changes of direction
The road through the mountains has many twists and turns.

Examples of twists and turns in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There will be no spoiler here to that mind-boggling story and its unexpected twists and turns. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2023 That race turned out to have a bunch of bizarre twists and turns. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 25 May 2023 Now 13% Off $16 at Amazon With all the twists and turns that went down in the season finale, fans are still wrapping their heads around what happened. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 8 Apr. 2023 No matter how frustrating these unpredictable twists and turns are, make an effort to be patient and turn your focus to a book or a text conversation with a friend. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 8 Apr. 2023 The cumulative effect of the story’s twists and turns is powerful, if somewhat predictable. Dallasnews.com Staff, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2023 There are going to be twists and turns up and down the ballot. Ben Zauzmer, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Mar. 2023 There were many twists and turns, but the significance is far-reaching. Billboard China, Billboard, 6 Mar. 2023 Navigating the obligatory thicket of twists and turns is William Monahan, Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed, always high on his own supply of florid tough-guy patter. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Twists and turns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twists%20and%20turns. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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