Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. -Mark Twain
Question #89354 posted on 04/13/2017 9:14 p.m.

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


Dear 423KJL,

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



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