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what is the real meaning of 'turn the corner?
is it 'turn to corner' or turn the corner'
i read it somewhere in a book, the sentence was
THE DOCTOR SAID THAT THE PATIENT HAS TURNED THE CORNER.
The health of the disease and the health of the patient are directly opposed to each other. If the disease gets better the patient gets worse, and vice versa.
This was a headline in a medical magazine that I just read.It is true (as the above links attests) that that usage is possible. However, if a patient has malaria and the malaria virus is killed then the patient improves. As long as the malaria virus thrives then the patient remains sick.
"'Untreatable Eye Disease Improves With Avastin'" - Google Search
you can also check other idioms here: http://www.idiomsite.com/
site has been very useful to me...:)