Turn The Tables…

 Uncommon origins of some common expressions:

This is  another of the many familiar phrases derived from gambling: 

In some board games such as backgammon, the loser would naturally find himself the winner if he could suddenly swap positions with his opponent around 180 degrees.

 The word table here probably refers to the board itsellf on which the board game is played,  rather than the table on which the board is placed, In general contexts, therefore, to turn the tables came to suggest switching from being at a disadvantage to being at an advantage over a rival.

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