New Year, fresh start

When a brand new year starts, we feel like having a fresh start. Here are some expressions related to that!


  1. To ‘turn over a new leaf’ is to start behaving in a better way.

  2. If someone feels the need to ‘mend your ways’, then perhaps they behaved not so well in the past and want to start change their bad behaviour!

  3. Do you believe in the saying ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’? It means you have to take a risk in order to get something good.

  4. If you start something ‘from scratch’, you do it from the beginning, instead of using anything that already exists.

  5. Similarly, when you start something ‘with a new slate’, you start it without considering what has happened in the past.

  6. A change is as good as a rest.’ When you change the work you do, you can get as much good as from having a rest.

  7. If you are not a believer of the above, you might want to ‘recharge your batteries’ before you get to work again. It means you take a rest and relax for a period of time so that you feel energetic again.

  8. If you have a ‘fresh start’, you have a chance to begin something again.

  9. It is always exciting to see someone / something ‘break new ground’ as it does / discovers something new.

  10. When a new year starts, do you make any ‘New Year’s resolution’? It is a promise that you keep to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad at the beginning of the year. Try to make one and encourage yourself to be a better person in the new year!