Definition of New Year's resolution in English:

New Year's resolution


  • A firm decision made on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day to do or refrain from doing something over the course of the coming year.

    ‘he is determined to keep his New Year's resolution to get fit’
    • ‘At the start of the year many of us daftly made New Year's resolutions to get fit.’
    • ‘The sad thing about New Year's resolutions is that they rarely make it past the first month.’
    • ‘I'd believe in New Year's resolutions if I thought I'd have a hope in hell of remembering them the next day.’
    • ‘By Monday, most people will have fallen off the wagon or abandoned the nicotine patches as they fail to keep New Year's resolutions.’
    • ‘I made a New Year's resolution to increase my retail clothing business by 25%.’
    • ‘One of my New Year's resolutions was, "If I can't say anything nice about something, say nothing all."’
    • ‘If you make one New Year's resolution this year, it should be this: Don't suffer in silence.’
    • ‘I began my New Year's resolutions a day early.’
    • ‘My household budget was feeling the strain, so I decided to make a few financial New Year's resolutions.’
    • ‘There are those pesky New Year's Resolutions, which we have every intention of fulfilling, even if we know we didn't in previous years.’