What does "turn himself off" mean?

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #234 [color=blue]“Phrasal Verbs used with Criminal Activity”, question 3

After one-year, Ben decided to . He couldn’t live with the guilt any longer.

(a) turn himself in
(b) turn himself off
(c) turn down
(d) turn over

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #234 [color=blue]“Phrasal Verbs used with Criminal Activity”, answer 3

After one-year, Ben decided to turn himself in. He couldn’t live with the guilt any longer.

Correct answer: (a) turn himself in

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
After one-year, Ben decided to turn himself off. He couldn’t live with the guilt any longer.
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What does turn himself off mean?

sipa

The phrase “Turn himself in” refers to a person who tells authorities about a crime he/she has committed. For example, if a person commits a crime and then reveals the truth about what they have done to the proper authorities, he/she has “turned himself/herself in.”

Hi Sipa,

In addition to Linda’s answer I’d like to point out that “turn himself off” is not a commonly used expression.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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