Turn Over a New Leaf

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Correcting the behavior or attitude of a person; or to start something new


  • Pages of the books were referred as leaves, back in 16th century. Turning the leaf over meant that starting a new lesson with a blank page. This expression also meant that one can change future behaviors and start something new just like starting a new page in your life’s book.

It’d be better for you to turn over a new leaf and forget about the complications of your life.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Turn Over a New Leaf':

turn over a new leafTo engage in self-improvement; to begin a good habit or shed a bad habit.
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