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English definition of “turn over a new leaf”

turn over a new leaf

to start to behave in a better way: I'm not drinking any more - I've turned over a new leaf.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
(Definition of turn over a new leaf from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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