Definition of turn-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɜːn ʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrn ʌp//
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  1. 1(North American English cuff) [countable] the bottom of the leg of a pair of trousers/pants that has been folded over on the outside
  2. 2[singular] (informal) something surprising or unexpected that happens He actually offered to help? That's a turn-up for the books!