No pain, no gain. English Idioms and Expressions about a fresh new start.
1. RING IN THE NEW YEAR
-to celebrate the new year
How did you ring in the new year
We went to a ball to ring in the new year.
2. KICK A HABIT
-to stop a habit
He can’t seem to kick his habit of binge-watching every night.
3. TURN OVER A NEW LEAF
-to start again with a new attitude or perspective.
I’ll turn over a new leaf and hope to do better this year.
4. START FROM SCRATCH
- to start from the very beginning, with nothing
This year I am going to open my own business. I am starting from scratch.
5. TO GET THE BALL ROLLING
-to begin a process
I decided to set the ball rolling and take up English lesson in January.
6.IF AIN'T BROKE DON’T FIX IT
-to leave things the same
I don’t have any New Year’s Resolutions. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
7. NO PAIN, NO GAIN
- to achieve a goal it is necessary to work hard
Changing your habits is not easy but no pain, no gain!
English vocabulary and collocations with YEAR.
a consecutive year - following one after another, successive
a preceding year - previous year
a memorable year - worth remembering
a sabbatical year - a year away from work to study, rest, or travel
a fiscal year - financial year; a period of twelve months that a company or organization uses to calculate how much profit it has made and how much it owes.
a leap year - a year that has 366 days instead of 365. Leap years happen every four years, when February has 29 days instead of 28.
a gap year - a year, usually between finishing school and starting university or college, when you travel or work
New Year's Eve - the evening of 31st December, when many people celebrate the New Year