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Ill turn   /ɪl tərn/   Listen
Ill turn

An act intended to help that turns out badly.  Synonyms: disservice, ill service.

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"Ill turn" Quotes from Famous Books

... my dear friend, have we deplored this! When one of us shall bring a hat that costs one thousand francs into fashion, then, and not till then, can we afford to wear them; until that day comes we are bound to have cash enough in our pockets to pay for a hat. Ah! what an ill turn the Comedie-Francaise did us with, 'Lafleur, you will put gold in ...
— Eve and David • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Ill turn" :   injury, service

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