#IOTW: Idioms for new beginnings

January is always the perfect time to make some changes in life, right? Do you have any plans in changing your (bad) habits? Whatever changes you are planning to do, we wish you the best of luck! In this installment, we will give you some idioms for new beginnings!
  1. At a crossroads. Meaning: at the point where a decision must be made.
    • Example:
      • We are at a crossroads where we must choose to stay or leave this job.
  2. A breath of fresh air. Meaning: a refreshing or invigorating change.
    • Example:
      • The new manager is like a breath of fresh air for this company. She keeps making progressive changes.
  3. New blood. Meaning: new personnel; new members brought into a group to revive it.
    • Example:
      • The board needs some new blood this year.
  4. To break new ground. Meaning: to begin to do something that no one else has done.
    • Example:
      • The Australian doctors are breaking new ground in prostate cancer treatment.
  5. To shake something up. Meaning: to cause big changes in a situation or organization.
    • Example:
      • Every new boss likes to shake things up a bit when they take over.
Compiled and written by @FaridArdian for @EnglishTips4u on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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