In this session, we’ll give you some idioms for new beginnings!
- 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.
- 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.
- new blood | meaning: new personnel; new members brought into a group to revive it.
- Example: The board needs some new blood this year..
- 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.
- 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 for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 6 January, 2016.