123 Chinese Idioms (成语), 100 from the Singapore Primary School Curriculum List—more soon!
gǎi guò zì xīn
Literal Meaning 字面意思
Correct the self anew
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
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.