Idiom:  not know where to turn


Idiom:  not know where to turn

  • to not know what to do in a situation

Example sentences

— After I lost my job and my unemployment benefits ended, I didn’t know where to turn.

— If you ever get lonely and don’t know where to turn, just remember you can always call me.

— My daughter didn't know where to turn when she got pregnant but luckily her best friend figured it out and told me.

— did not know where to turn when someone stole my purse in Rome but a kind Italian woman helped me go to the police, the embassy and back to my hotel.

— Unfortunately, runaways often don't know where to turn once they're on the streets and are easy targets for pimps who trap them in prostitution.

— Our 24-hour toll-free hotline is designed for people who are desperate or suicidal and don't know where to turn for help.

— Before I had a mobile phone, I didn't know where to turn whenever I got lost.

— My parents were both on drugs when I was a kid and I didn't know where to turn until finally the court made me go live with my aunt and uncle.


  • be at a loss
  • be dazed and confused
  • not know which way to turn
  • not know whether to laugh or cry
  • not know whether you're coming or going

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