the worm turns Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “the worm turns” in the English Dictionary

"the worm turns" in British English

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the worm turns

used to ​describe when a ​person or ​group of ​people who have been ​treatedbadly for a ​longtimesuddenlybecomeforceful and ​stopaccepting a ​difficultsituation: It ​seems the worm has ​turned - after ​years of ​silencelocalpeople are ​beginning to ​protest about ​waste emissions from the ​factory.
(Definition of the worm turns from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the worm turns”
in Chinese (Simplified) 兔子急了也咬人, 人被逼急了也要反抗…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兔子急了也咬人, 人被逼急了也要反抗…
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“the worm turns” in British English

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