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Take a turn for the worse


Deteriorate. Healthwise, become more ill. Financially, lose money. Emotionally, go downhill. What is being turned, is the corner that in this case leads to a worsening situation.

“I’mĀ  sorry to have heard that your dad’s cancer has taken a turn for the worse.”

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