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Related to turn tail: stick with, run by, let off

turn

1. Music a melodic ornament that makes a turn around a note, beginning with the note above, in a variety of sequences
2. Theatre chiefly Brit a short theatrical act, esp in music hall, cabaret, etc.

turn

[′tərn]
(electricity)
One complete loop of wire.
(mathematics)

TURN

(messaging, protocol)
An SMTP command with which a client asks the server to open an SMTP connection to the client, thus reversing their roles.

Superseded by ETRN.
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So each spring, approximately 3 billion migratory birds that spend the winter in South America or southern North America turn tail and fly to the boreal forest.
So my daddy bailed him, and when Floyd got out, damned if he didn't turn tail and jump bond.
With a glut of economic and earnings reports to sift through, traders are left to stand and stammer as the major market indices turn tail and run lower heading into the latter half of the session.
As the waves of homesickness hit me, I just wanted to turn tail and flee home.
In a split second decision I felt forced to turn tail and run for it
If you come face-to-face with a fox it will generally pause, give you the once over, and turn tail.
Her curiosity is enough to suppress the adrenalin-fuelled urge to turn tail.
If he ever met one of the girls on the porn sites in real life with their big boobs and everything, he'd turn tail and run.