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New Year's Resolutions

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

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