lawyer-turned-official

woolim

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He launched a task force on prosecutorial reform under the leadership of a human rights lawyer-turned-official
and ordered a reform direction that “no one can dare to turn back.”

What's the meaning of "layer-turned-official"

Please I need your help!
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    He probably wasn't elected as an official. He was likely hired to work in a government department of some kind.

    He launched a task force on prosecutorial reform under the leadership of a human rights lawyer-turned-official...

    The "he" who launched the task force would have appointed the former lawyer to be in charge. He gave the lawyer the job of chairing the task force. That wouldn't be an elected position.
     

    GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    Note that it isn't "lawyer-turned-official", but is instead [human rights lawyer]-turned-official. He wasn't just an ordinary lawyer, but was specifically a human rights lawyer, which would have an effect on the work of the task force he led when he became a public official.
     

    woolim

    Senior Member
    He probably wasn't elected as an official. He was likely hired to work in a government department of some kind.

    He launched a task force on prosecutorial reform under the leadership of a human rights lawyer-turned-official...

    The "he" who launched the task force would have appointed the former lawyer to be in charge. He gave the lawyer the job of chairing the task force. That wouldn't be an elected position.
    Thank you for your tip!!
     

    woolim

    Senior Member
    Note that it isn't "lawyer-turned-official", but is instead [human rights lawyer]-turned-official. He wasn't just an ordinary lawyer, but was specifically a human rights lawyer, which would have an effect on the work of the task force he led when he became a public official.
    Thank you for your comment!
     
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