Daily Life - Fresh Start (C0184)

A:  Now that it's the new year, I've decided to turn over a new leaf.
B:  Yeah? You finally decided to wipe the slate clean?
A:  You got it! I have a new job, I'm living in a new city, with new friends! This is my opportunity to make some small changes in the way I live my life.
B:  So what are you going to do? Take up an art class or something?
A:  Well, first of all, I've decided to stop smoking. It's not that I'm pinching pennies or anything, it's just that I've been smoking since I was sixteen, and I think it's time to stop.
B:  I'm with you on that one. Anything else you're planning on doing?
A:  One last thing, I've decided to come out of the closet.
B:  It's about time!

Key Vocabulary

turn over a new leafstart anew
wipe the slate cleanstart over
take upstart, adopt the study
pinch penniesto be thrifty
with yousupport you
come out of the closetto state openly or publicly one's homosexuality

Supplementary Vocabulary

endlesshaving or seeming to have no end
significantimportant, meaningful
to start anew/ to begin anewto start again as if from the beginning
to quitto stop doing something
to get into shapeto become physically fit

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