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Question #89354 posted on 04/13/2017 9:14 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why do Mormons always use the phrase "turning the time over"?
-GXQ5850

A:

Dear 423KJL,

Probably for the same reason we say, "Nourish and strengthen our bodies," right before digging into doughnuts.

~Anathema

A:

Dear GXQ5850,

When you turn something over, you surrender control of it (see definition 4 here). When you turn the time over to someone, you put them in charge of the remainder of the time of the meeting. The example in definition 3 of this entry shows that this usage normal in non-Mormon settings. It's still kinda cliche, but it's not wrong.

-The Entomophagist