“Turn up (about a missing object)”: phrasal verb meaning.

Turn up (about a missing object)
About something you are searching for. It will “turn up” means you will find it but maybe when you’re not searching for it or in an unexpected place or time, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Other examples of “turn up (about a missing object)” phrasal verb in a sentence

  • The missing notebook turned up in her bag.
  • It will turn up when you least expect it.

“Turn up (about a missing object)”: use in context explanation

Dick is looking for his credit card. He is sure he has left it in his wallet but it’s not there! He is worried and nervous. He asks Gina if she has seen it or taken it. Gina says no, which is a lie because she has taken it to buy herself a new pair of shoes, but Dick can’t find out. She wants to calm her husband down saying he shouldn’t worry and that the credit card will turn up.