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Posts Tagged ‘new year’s eve’

Idiom of the Day – Make a fresh start

Saturday, January 1, 2011 @ 01:01 PM
posted by English with Jo

Make a Fresh Start

To make a fresh start means to make a new start or to start something again.  This expression  is used when things have not been going so well and a person wants to change their situation.  On days like today, at the start of a New Year, many people see an opportunity to make a fresh start, to put any bad situations behind them and to move on to something new. It is a time of hope and change.

Example Usage: I'm going to put last year behind me and make a fresh start.


English Idiom of the Day – Ring in the New Year

Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 12:12 PM
posted by Jo

Ring in the New Year

To celebrate the beginning of the new year at midnight on 31st December.

Example Usage: We are planning a big party to ring in the new year. How did you ring in the new year?

New Year’s Eve Vocabulary

Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 11:12 AM
posted by Jo

With only one day to go until New Year’s Eve, you might wish to revise some common words and vocabulary that you might hear if you are out celebrating this occasion.

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English Idiom of the Day – Turn Over a New Leaf

Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 09:12 AM
posted by Jo

Turn Over a New Leaf

To turn over a new leaf means to make a fresh start or a new beginning, to start behaving in a different and better way.  Many people like to try and turn over a new leaf on New Year's Day.

Example usage: I have made a mess of my life but from today, I will turn over a new leaf.


ESL Word of the Day – Fireworks

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 08:12 PM
posted by Jo


An explosive device that produces an exciting display of coloured light and makes a loud noise.  Fireworks are usually used as part of a celebration such as New Year's Eve.

Example Usage: The celebration ended with a spectacular display of fireworks.