Learn English Idioms – Take Turns

MIchael Idioms

What does the idiom TAKE TURNS mean?

When you take turns (with) someone, you alternate doing something. You do it today, they do it tomorrow, then you do it the next day and so on. We usually say take turns with someone and use the grammar pattern take tuns + ing.

Here are some example sentences using take turns with this meaning:

  • In my house we take turns cooking.
  • Paul take turns with his wife walking the dogs.
  • It’s going to take about six hours to drive from here to Boston, so why don’t we take turns driving?

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