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.
turn over a new leaf
Let's turn over a new leaf and forget the past.
I'm going to quit my job, turn over a new leaf, start a new job.
wipe the slate clean
I was unhappy with the way I was living, so I decided to wipe the slate clean and start again.
We'll have to spend money when necessary. Don't pinch pennies all the time.
Since we have a mortgage of 8000 yuan a month, we need to pinch pennies.
I'm with you on that.
I'm with you when you say that life's not fair, but I don't agree that we should just sit around and feel sorry for ourselves when life gets tough.
come out of the closet
I'm going to come out of the closet and tell everyone that I'm gay.