People Say What? Fresh Start/Clean Slate/Reboot

Posted on Jan 6 2016 - 11:00am by PopESL

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for New Years resolutions and promises of change. What are your plans to make 2016 great?

When people talk about starting over they use words and phrases like:

Fresh start: This describes starting over. To make a fresh start means you are making a change and starting again.

Clean slate: To wipe the slate clean or to have a clean slate means to forget about, clear and wipe away the past and do something again. It can also be used to describe forgiveness or second chances in relationships.

Reboot: Similar to rebooting your computer. To reboot your life, diet, career etc simply means to start again with fresh ideas in a way that is consistent with the principles of the original, but not constrained by what has taken place before.

These all mean to start over and do something again with the intention of good change and improvement. Will you reboot your English in 2016?

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