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主題: 英語慣用語系列 – 新年相關的慣用語 Idioms for the New Year
1. Turn over a new leaf 翻開新的一頁 /改變過去的方式
Meaning: Start behaving in a better, different way.
Example: I've decided to turn over a new leaf this year, and do a lot more exercise. So I'm starting tomorrow!
2. A change is as good as a rest 改變就是最好的休息
Meaning: A change of occupation can be just as relaxing as a having a rest.
Example: He seems so much happier since he started his new job! A change is as good as a rest, as they say. (The change of routine has refreshed him.)
3. Nothing ventured, nothing gained 不入虎穴，焉得虎子
Meaning: You can't expect to achieve anything if you don't take risks.
Example: I'm going to apply to that university and work hard on my exams to get there. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
4. Start with a clean slate 既往不咎
Meaning: Make a fresh start, or not connected to how things were before.
Example: Last year he had a lot of problems so he is starting this year with a clean slate and a positive attitude.
5. Out with the old and in with the new. 舊的不去，新的不来
Meaning: We’re changing everything anew.
Example: Shall we get rid of these curtains too? Yes. Out with the old and in with the new.
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