turn the tables

turn the tables
Synonyms and related words:
accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, be listened to, be recognized, better, break up, change, change the preponderance, come back at, convert, counter, deform, denature, diversify, evert, fit, gain a footing, gain a hearing, get back at, get cozy with, get in with, give and take, give in exchange, give in return, hit back at, improve, introvert, intussuscept, invaginate, inverse, invert, meliorate, mitigate, modify, modulate, move in, mutate, overthrow, pronate, qualify, re-create, realign, rebuild, reciprocate, reconstruct, redesign, refit, reform, remake, renew, reshape, restructure, resupinate, retaliate, retort, revamp, reverse, revive, revolve, ring the changes, rotate, shift the scene, shuffle the cards, strike back, strike root in, subvert, supinate, take hold, take root, transpose, turn about, turn around, turn down, turn in, turn inside out, turn out, turn over, turn the scale, turn the tide, turn upside down, vary, work a change, worsen

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • turn the tables on — turn the tables (on (someone/something)) to change a situation so that someone s position is the opposite of what it was. She turned the tables by playing a better game and recently has won most of her matches. Hendricks turned the tables on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn the tables — (on (someone/something)) to change a situation so that someone s position is the opposite of what it was. She turned the tables by playing a better game and recently has won most of her matches. Hendricks turned the tables on the media when he… …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn the tables on — (someone) to change a situation so that you now have an advantage over someone who previously had an advantage over you. She turned the tables on her rival with allegations of corruption …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn the tables — If circumstances change completely, giving an advantage to those who seemed to be losing, the tables are turned …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • turn the tables on — index recriminate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • turn the tables — ► turn the tables reverse a situation disadvantageous to oneself so that it becomes advantageous. Main Entry: ↑table …   English terms dictionary

  • turn the tables — verb cause a complete reversal of the circumstances (Freq. 1) The tables are turned now that the Republicans are in power! • Syn: ↑turn the tide • Hypernyms: ↑change by reversal, ↑turn, ↑reverse …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn the tables — reverse the situation The opposing team were able to finally turn the tables and won the game. Digest 20/2002 to reverse the situation. The tables have turned means the situation has been reversed. Jane was poor when she started her own business… …   Idioms and examples

  • turn the tables —    If circumstances change completely, giving an advantage to those who seemed to be losing, the tables are turned.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you turn the tables on a person or organization, you reverse the situation so as to be… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • turn the tables on someone — turn the tables (on (someone/something)) to change a situation so that someone s position is the opposite of what it was. She turned the tables by playing a better game and recently has won most of her matches. Hendricks turned the tables on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn the tables on something — turn the tables (on (someone/something)) to change a situation so that someone s position is the opposite of what it was. She turned the tables by playing a better game and recently has won most of her matches. Hendricks turned the tables on the… …   New idioms dictionary

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