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Idiom of the week – A sea change

Posted by englishlessons on December 10, 2012

Definition:

a major change or transformation

Examples:

The huge increase in the number of people working part-time without benefits represents a sea change in employment in this industry.

The popularity of smart phones and tablets has meant a sea change for companies in the PC business.

Picture it:

Think of changes in the ocean like the currents or the tides that have widespread effects.

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