turn on someone—(coll.) attack smb. with hostile words; speak angrily to a person:
- Why did she turn on me like that? Have I said something to offend her?
Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase turn someone on—(coll.) cause a person to become interested or (sexually) excited:
- I went to bed with him a couple of times. But he never really turned me on.
Cf.: turn someone on to something —(coll.) cause smb. to become interested or involved in smth. (especially drugs):
- Someone in prison turned her on to heroin but she uses it rarely.
turn to someone—go to smb. for help, advice, comfort, etc.:
- Bruce has always been really close with his Dad and has always turned to him for support.