turned over a new leaf

turned over a new leaf
started over, made a new beginning

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • turn over a new leaf — REFORM, improve, mend one s ways, make a fresh start, change for the better; informal go straight. → leaf * * * phrasal : to make a radical change especially for the better in one s way of living or doing turned over a new leaf at forty and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn over a new leaf — begin living by a new set of rules or values    Since Bob stopped drinking he s turned over a new leaf …   English idioms

  • turn over a new leaf — to start behaving in a better way. Apparently he s turned over a new leaf and he s not drinking any more …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn over a new leaf — to change your life by starting to be a better person or stopping a bad habit He says he s turned over a new leaf, but I have my doubts …   English dictionary

  • To turn over a new leaf — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a new leaf was turned over — a new page was opened, someone made a drastic and positive change in his life …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Turned — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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