take a turn for the worse

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take a turn for the worse

  1. (idiomatic) To start to become worse; to worsen.
    • 2011 September 24, Aled Williams, “Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      But Torres's afternoon was to take a turn for the worse for a second week in succession as he was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean for a two-footed challenge on Gower.

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