123 Chinese Idioms (成语), 100 from the Singapore Primary School Curriculum List—more soon!

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改过自新

gǎi guò zì xīn

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Correct the self anew

Definition 定义

To improve one's behaviour; to make changes for the better

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

To turn over a new leaf; to mend one's ways; to clean up one's act

Example 例句

自从他收养了三位女童后,格鲁便改过自新,重新做人。 非常难想象在这之前,他曾是一名超级恶棍,还想偷过月亮。 After he adopted the girls, Gru really turned over a new leaf! It's hard to imagine that before that, he was a villain who tried to steal the moon.

Similar 相似词

放下屠刀立地成佛、洗心革面

Opposite 相反词

不知悔改
                               

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