Happy New Year!!!
We’ve been teaching a lot of idioms & expressions that go with the wintertime.
Now we’re ready for the New Year, and that means new expressions and phrases for you to learn!
Here are some phrases & idioms relating to the New Year holiday. Want to learn more? Come visit our school.
EXPRESSION: Ring in the New Year — To celebrate the beginning of the new year at midnight on December 31.
“We are planning a big party to ring in the new year.”
“How did you ring in the new year?”
10 USEFUL PHRASES
1. New Year’s Eve
the evening of the 31st of December
– What are you doing on New Year’s Eve?
– I’m going to a party with my husband.
2. New Year’s Day
the 1st of January
– I’m going to see the NHL Winter Classic (ice-hockey match) on New Year’s Day.
3. Make a resolution/ resolve to do something
make a firm decision to do something
– Are you going to make a New Year’s resolution?
– I’ve already made one. I’ve resolved to learn a hundred new words every week.
a display of coloured explosives and smoke for amusement
– The fireworks begin as the clock strikes midnight.
raising your glass to drink together with a group of people to honour someone or wish them happiness, good luck/health
– Let’s drink a toast! Happy New Year, everybody!
6. Raise one’s glasses
drink a toast
– Let’s raise our glasses to a Happy New Year!
an irrational belief based on faith in magic or chance
– It brings good luck if a dark haired person is the first one to enter your household on New Year’s Day. (this custom is called ’First-Footing’ in Scotland)
– That’s just some old superstition. I don’t believe in it.
8. Turn over a new leaf
start again in a better/different way
– I’ll turn over a new leaf and start being nicer to people next year.
a drink of mixed fruit juices often spiced with wine or other alcohol, prepared in large bowls
– Who’s going to make the punch for tonight’s party?
express hope concerning the future
– I wish you a very Happy New Year.