turn the tables


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Synonyms for turn the tables

cause a complete reversal of the circumstances

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Summary: Potential presidential candidate, Amr Moussa, dismissed suspicions that a new candidate will emerge and turn the tables in Egypt's presidential race, reported the Middle East News Agency.
It's time to turn the tables and put those who cause the damage under the spotlight.
But Bloomberg didn't miss the opportunity to turn the tables on his hosts.
SCOTTISH Rocks boss Sterling Davis hopes some Fabulous coaching tips from a rival gaffer can help him turn the tables on Newcastle today.
And Wright would love to turn the tables when the county come to the Citylets Grange for this weekend's FP Trophy clash.
Then why not turn the tables on your would-be employer and refuse to take no for an answer?
Cambridge University are looking to their little and large combination to turn the tables on Oxford in the 153rd Boat Race on Saturday.
ROWING: Cambridge University are looking to their little and large combination to turn the tables on Oxford in the 153rd Boat Race on Saturday.
Sam sets his sights on Bugs, but the wascally wabbit knows how to turn the tables.
In the new animated comedy, Barnyard, a cocky cow named Otis grows tired of being tipped over in the night by local teenagers and decides to organize all the barnyard animals to turn the tables and play a few fun pranks on the humans, for a change.
The mainstream media can't, or won't, defend itself against raging Rovism--the politically astute ability to turn the tables and "attack the messenger"--precisely because it's so afraid of not seeming completely objective: down the middle, fair to all, taking no sides.
Daren Bakst, president of the Council on Law in Higher Education, says that if the stiff-pending reauthorization of the Higher Education Act includes an amendment allowing the Department of Education to seize Social Security payments, then that would turn the tables against Lockhart.
You need to turn the tables on corrosion for the HEMTT crane's turntable bearing, drivers.
If a visitor from Asia insists on receiving a gift, turn the tables by asking for a Lexus or four box seats to the NCAA Final Four.
For that the victim still had to take his case to the Church, but the cuckold who had once been considered helpless before his wife's sexuality now had "a chance to reassert his power and turn the tables on his wife's lover" (174).