turn of the century

Idioms & Phrases

turn of the century

The beginning or end of a particular century, as in That idiom dates from the turn of the century, that is to say, about 1900. This expression was first recorded in 1926.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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