Definition of turn over a new leaf in English:

turn over a new leaf

phrase

  • Start to act or behave in a better or more responsible way.

    • ‘He is pleased to have finally turned over a new leaf and is looking forward to a bright future.’
    • ‘It's the time of year for turning over a new leaf and resolving to be a New You.’
    • ‘He seems to have genuinely turned over a new leaf.’
    • ‘The stores are never empty and the oligarchs have turned over a new leaf.’
    • ‘He appears to have turned over a new leaf - though how long it lasts remains to be seen.’
    • ‘Apparently the boy has turned over a new leaf.’
    • ‘Is he turning over a new leaf?’
    • ‘I had these, but now I'm going to turn over a new leaf and that's all there is.’
    • ‘Avery's response is to turn over a new leaf.’
    • ‘A reprieved Dr Rob turns over a new leaf, and places an illustrated lonely hearts ad.’
    reform, improve, amend
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