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turn over a new leaf

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Definition


To start in a new direction. To begin a new phase in your life, usually one that is better than the previous.

Context : Relationships, Social Life
Category: Idiom, Metaphor
Semantic: 

Usage of “turn over a new leaf”

  1. After recovering from alcoholism, she turned over a new leaf and found a new job.

Examples of idiom “turn over a new leaf” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'jaylyrical'
    jaylyrical:

    i'm ready to turn over a new leaf

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'MKell_USMCwife'
    MKell_USMCwife:

    The man is so used to me being plain Jane. I think I'm going to turn over a new leaf and hop on the make up bandwagon again.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'bbhamby'
    bbhamby:

    Deciding right now to turn over a new leaf! No more grudges and judgements, just an open mind from here on out :)

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'trixxiebon'
    trixxiebon:

    It's like I went for a cleansing ritual. I am a total saint. This whole 'turn over a new leaf' phase is really paying off.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'APWWK'
    APWWK:

    fuck I've never needed a drink like I ned 1 now.. but I gotta turn over a new leaf. I gotta stand up and be a better woman,

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'deliverydude'
    deliverydude:

    everyday is like a new life, a chance to turn over a new leaf and right the wrongs in your life

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'pinay_barbie'
    pinay_barbie:

    Trying to turn over a new leaf this week :-)

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'NicoleSummers97'
    NicoleSummers97:

    Ugh I'm ready to turn over a new leaf!