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Meaning of "turn the tables on someone" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TURN THE TABLES ON SOMEONE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TURN THE TABLES ON SOMEONE

turn one´s hand to
turn out
turn over
turn over a new leaf
turn queen´s evidence
turn signal
turn someone´s head
turn something on its head
turn tail
turn the corner
turn the other cheek
turn the screw
turn the tide
turn to
turn turtle
turn up
turn up one´s nose
turn up one´s toes
turn up the heat
turn up trumps

WORDS THAT END LIKE TURN THE TABLES ON SOMEONE

come back to someone
dance attendance on someone
do a number on someone
get no change out of someone
get the measure of someone
give it up for someone
give place to someone
hand it to someone
have the drop on someone
I wouldn´t doubt someone
knock the stuffing out of someone
leone
make love to someone
not put it past someone
pass the time of day with someone
put the bite on someone
someone
stand to someone
the price of someone
wipe the floor with someone
woe betide someone

Synonyms and antonyms of turn the tables on someone in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «turn the tables on someone» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

打开别人的表
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

devolver la pelota a alguien
570 millions of speakers

English

turn the tables on someone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किसी पर टेबल बारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قلب الطاولة على شخص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

превратить столы на кого
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

virar a mesa sobre alguém
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেউ টেবিল ঘুরিয়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tourner les tables sur quelqu´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Putar jadual pada seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

den Spieß umdrehen auf jemanden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誰か上のテーブルを回す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사람 에 테이블을 설정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngowahi tabel ing wong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biến các bảng trên người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யாராவது மீது அட்டவணைகள் திரும்ப
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्यावर टेबल चालू करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birisini tablolara çevir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

girare le tabelle su qualcuno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odwrócić sytuację na kogoś
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перетворити столи на кого
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rândul său, tabelele de la cineva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μετατρέψει τους πίνακες σε κάποιον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

draai die tafels op iemand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vända på någon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slå tabellene på noen
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TURN THE TABLES ON SOMEONE»

The term «turn the tables on someone» is used very little and occupies the 176.143 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TURN THE TABLES ON SOMEONE»

Discover the use of turn the tables on someone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to turn the tables on someone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chambers concise dictionary
turnabout turnover cheek to refuse to engage in any form of retaliation, turn the tables (on someone) see underTABLE. turn the tide to cause a change or reversal, eg in events, thinking, etc. turn turtle see under turtle, turn up one's nose (at ...
Ian Brookes, 2004
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The Reading Teacher's Book Of Lists
... turn one's stomach, turn the clock back, turn over a new leaf, turn down, turn in, turn loose, turn on, turn your head, turn out, turn over, turn the tables on someone , turn to, turn up tether rope ltmtd cobra Forms: two strokes redmwn jet stated.
Edward B. Fry, Jacqueline E. Kress, 2012
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Advanced Learner's Dictionary
To turn the tables on someone is to reverse a person's situation so that it is suddenly disadvantageous. There are two schools of thought as to the origin of the expression. On the one hand it is believed to derive from the days when table tops ...
Turton, 1998
4
Speak Better Business English and Make More Money
(to) turn the tables (on someone) – to reverse the situation; to change the conversation so that someone who was attacking is now defending eXample: When I asked the president of the company for a promotion, he turned the tables on me by ...
Amy Gillett, 2011
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Interpretation: Techniques and Exercises
page,. to. begin. a. new chapter; to see the error of one's ways / to turn the tables on someone / tunnel vision; one-track mind; blinkered view; crabbed interpretation / beggar-thy-neighbor policy / stealing from Peter to.
James Nolan, 2012
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Harrap's essential English Dictionary
... 1 A subject or proposal is on the table when it has been presented for discussion. 2 You turn the tables on someone when you reverse a situation completely and put them in a totally different, and usually worse, position. 3 Something that is ...
‎1996
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Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 1999: Selected ...
(21) a. passar el rosari pass the rosary "to say one's rosary" b. tornar la pilota (a algú) turn the ball (to someone) "to turn the tables (on someone);to put the ball on someone else's court" C. Object nouns of idiomatic constructions do not quantify  ...
Yves d'. Hulst, Johan Rooryck, Jan Schroten, 2001
8
A Stream of dreams
Quick Interpretation: Conference/mediation; deception; exposure Popular Expressions: Lay your cards on the table; Drink someone under the table; Turn the tables on someone; Table your thoughts "1 71 7henever you want to get things off ...
Nacson, Leon
9
Embrace Your Destiny
Of course, when you are the subject of judgment it is easy to want to turn the tables on someone else. I know from my own extremely judgmental past that I criticized others in order to feel better about my own life. My thought process would look ...
Sandra Dawes, 2013
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The More You Explain the Less They Understand
It's time to turn the tables on someone. Give me hell. Make it snappy. On the double. Stop it. I'm gonna run out of steam. It's as plain as the nose on your face. I' m flexing my muscles. It's not a running gag anymore. It's cast in stone, dammit!
Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, John Cathro Seed, 2008

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