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    #1

    "turn it all over"

    hi,

    i was supposed to turn a bowl of coins into a container in order to pay my train ticket and i heard that sentence (or something similar) from a cashier at a subway station in toronto.

    why "over" is used in this sentence?

    thanks,

    jc

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    Re: "turn it all over"

    ‘Turn over’ is a phrasal verb. To ‘turn over’ in this context is to give or hand over something (your fare money) to someone, especially someone in authority (the Toronto transit cashier).

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    Re: "turn it all over"

    You put (or poured) the bowl of coins into the container.

    ~R

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