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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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turn one's backTo forsake, to abandon; to ignore.Rate it:

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turn backTo reverse one's direction and retrace one's steps.Rate it:

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turn backTo backtrack.Rate it:

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turn backTo fold something back; to fold down.Rate it:

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turn backNo turn a dial anticlockwise or adjust a clock or other meter to an earlier time or reading.Rate it:

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turn backTo refuse to allow someone to pass a border or enter a place.Rate it:

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back-to-backWith one's back facing somebody else's back.Rate it:

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back-to-backIdentical or similar and sequential.Rate it:

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one good turn deserves anotherOne act of kindness should be paid back by another act of kindness.Rate it:

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turn in one's graveTo be appalled, offended or disgusted by something, despite being deceased.Rate it:

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turn on one's heelTo suddenly turn away from someone or something in order to depart rapidly, especially as expressive of haughtiness, disapproval, or evasiveness.Rate it:

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turn one onTo increase interest.Rate it:

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turn one's coatTo turn against a previous affiliation or allegiance.Rate it:

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turn one's nose upAlternative form of turn up one's nose.Rate it:

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turn up one's noseTo refuse, especially as due to pride or status.Rate it:

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turn up one's noseTo sneer.Rate it:

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go back to square onerevert to the beginning and start all over againRate it:

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back of one's handA slap.Rate it:

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back of one's handA display of disrespect or scorn.Rate it:

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back to square oneLocated back at the start, as after a dead-end or failure.Rate it:

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Chinaman on one's backA drug addiction.Rate it:

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Chinaman on one's backWithdrawal symptoms.Rate it:

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get back on the horse that bucked oneto return to something that previously caused harm.Rate it:

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get one's back upTo become angry, defensive, or irritable.Rate it:

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have eyes in the back of one's headTo be particularly, especially uncannily, observant; a perceived ability to see in all directions at once.Rate it:

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have one's back to the wallTo have no other options remaining.Rate it:

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know like the back of one's handTo be intimately knowledgeable about something, especially a place.Rate it:

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monkey on one's backA state of persistent distress or worry or the cause of such a state.Rate it:

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monkey on one's backAn addiction, especially to narcotic drugs.Rate it:

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no skin off one's backNo harm to one.Rate it:

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one step forward, two steps backA situation in which progress is more than offset by adverse developments.Rate it:

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put one's back intoTo make a strenuous effort to do something.Rate it:

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rod for one's backThe means of one's own punishment or downfall.Rate it:

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turn outTo result; end up.Rate it:

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turn intoTo transform into; become.Rate it:

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turn to stoneTo become completely still, not moving.Rate it:

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turn againstTo rebel or oppose something formerly supported.Rate it:

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turn aroundAn upset; a suprising comeback.Rate it:

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turn outTo attend; show up.Rate it:

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turn to stoneTo cause something to become stone.Rate it:

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about turnA complete change of opinion, direction, etc.Rate it:

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about turnAn about face; a military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.Rate it:

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Buggins's turnThe appointment of a person by rotation or promotion, on the basis of length of service (it being that person's "turn") rather than merit or level of qualification.Rate it:

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every time i turn aroundFrequently; at every turn; with annoying frequency.Rate it:

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good turnA good deed; a thoughtful or selfless act.Rate it:

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take a turn for the betterTo start to become better; to improve.Rate it:

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take a turn for the worseTo start to become worse; to worsen.Rate it:

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talk out of turnTo make a remark or provide information when it is inappropriate or indiscreet to do so, or when one does not have permission or the authority to do so.Rate it:

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to a turnTo perfection.Rate it:

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