take a turn for the worse
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- (idiomatic) To start to become worse; to worsen.
- 2011 September 24, Aled Williams, “Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea”, in BBC Sport:
- 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.