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Turning over a new leaf

Posted by James Briggs on November 23, 2005

In Reply to: Turning over a new leaf posted by Matt on November 23, 2005

: I've been throughthe archives and eiterh I've missed it or I'm the first to ask where the saying "Turning over a new leaf" comes from?

It's merely an analogy to turning a page - a leaf - in a book. It implies a new start to something. It must be as old as books themselves.