turning the tables to make the impassioned case

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NewAmerica

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Does "turning the tables to make the impassioned case" refer to "successfully explained"?

Thanks in advance

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Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama lit into Donald Trump Tuesday, turning the tables to make the impassioned case that Trump is the one who's un-American.

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  • dermott

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    B.E. via Australian English
    No. Turn the tables = reverse a situation, thereby gaining an advantage. To make the impassioned case = to argue passionately.

    Trump had alleged that there are links between the Presidency and terrorism. Obama reversed the situation by arguing passionately that Trump is un-American.
     
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