Every time one turns around: An emphatic way of saying too often, or often enough to be annoying or aggravating.
This idiom is most often used to complain about some annoying or troublesome thing that tends to happen often, or seems to happen often.
Examples Of Use
“Every time I turn around, my car breaks down.”
“I should have never bought a truck. Now, every time I turn around someone asked me to help them move.”
“Every time he turns around he’s hit with another deadline.”
“Congress has a new Presidential scandal to deal with every time they turn around.”
Used since at least the early 1900’s.
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