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new leaf

The American HeritageĀ® Idioms Dictionary
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  • "Well, I got to turn over a new leaf, and that's a fact," Adams said.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • So the best advice I can give you is to turn over a new leaf.

    Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • If I am to be your friend you have got to turn over a new leaf.

    A Modern Tomboy L. T. Meade
  • All this has disturbed me, and I intend to turn over a new leaf.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • It really did seem as though he were inclined to turn over a new leaf.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • Damp the new leaf in water with a brush on both sides thoroughly.

    Wood-Block Printing

    F. Morley Fletcher
  • "I am glad to know you are going to turn over a new leaf," he returned.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
  • I have turned over a new leaf, and I mean to be just as good as ever I can be.

    Hope and Have Oliver Optic
  • I'm going to turn over a new leaf, and be as good as if I was grown up.

    An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner

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