Meaning of “New Year's resolution” in the English Dictionary

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"New Year's resolution" in British English

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New Year's resolutionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌnjuː ˌjɪəz ˌrez.əˈluː.ʃən/ us /ˌnuː ˌjɪrz ˌrez.əˈluː.ʃən/ also New Year resolution

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."

(Definition of “New Year's resolution” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)