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Tables are turned

DEFINITION

Advantages have changed from one side to the other. Imagine looking across a table with the boss at one end, then the tables are turned so you are in that seat. Change of power. (CompareĀ  to Shoe is on the other foot.)

“At first their company wanted to buy us, but within the year, the tables turned and we bought them.”

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