a fresh start

Meaning(s)

1. a new start/begin something again

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make/get/have a fresh start

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A 'fresh start' is a beginning which involves moving on from past errors or mistakes or disagreements, and recognising that they are stopping things from progressing the way you would like them to. Similarly, you can say that you would like 'to start afresh'. This can be used in any context, social or professional.

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  1. There were too many bad memories for me in that town. I needed to make a fresh start somewhere different.
  2. After their argument, the two shook hands and agreed to leave the past behind them by making a fresh start of it.
  3. Alice wasn't happy with her drawing so she got a new piece of paper and started afresh.

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