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1) We can produce quality work and turn it around very quickly.
to complete a piece of work, process, or activity within a particular time
My problem with '1' is that the 'turning around' seems to take place after
the production is over.
Is '1' grammatical and does it make sense (as far as the temporal order of
things is considered)?
I think the meaning is we can design something really good and then produce
whatever has been designed at a rapid rate.
I don't think you have a handle on it.
In the work context, the "turn-around" is the amount of time it takes
to complete the process. The "turn-around" can be specific (Our
turn-around for processing orders is 3 days") or it can be general
(Our turn-around for completing orders is the fastest in the industry)
It's an error above in using "turning around" in this context. Just
Neither quality of the work or process nor speed of completing the
process is inherent in the use. "Our turn-around in completing orders
is the slowest in the industry and our products are shoddy." can be a
The "process" above is from the time the order is received until the
time the order is shipped or ready for pick-up. The total time
involved is the "turn-around". This includes whatever is done
in-house to create the order, whatever is done to prepare the product
(manufacturing it or pulling it from inventory) for delivery, and
packaging it for shipment or pick-up.
To put it in a real world example, if you call a company and order a
custom screenprinted tee shirt, you may be told their turn-around is
two weeks. That means they expect your shirt to be shipped from their
office or ready for you to pick up two weeks from the day you place
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Does 'turned around' mean 'disoriented' in all varieties of English?
No, one meaning is things have been reversed or had opposite results
from something previous. The University of Central Florida won 0
football games in 2015 and lost 12 games under coach George O'Leary.
The University of Central Florida won 13 football games in 2017 and
lost 0 games under coach Scott Frost. Frost turned around the team's
fortunes. No disorientation was involved.
Something that has "turned around" can go from very good to very bad
or from very bad to very good.
Another meaning is the disoriented definition when a person says they
were all turned around.
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida