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English definition of “New Year('s) resolution”

New Year('s) resolution

noun [C]     /ˌnjuːˌjɪəzˌrez.əˈluː.ʃən/ US  /ˌnuːˌjɪrz-/
a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year: "Have you made any New Year's resolutions?" "Yes, I'm going to eat more healthily and give up smoking."Making and breaking promises and commitments
(Definition of New Year('s) resolution noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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