New start idioms

Exercise 1

Match the idioms with their meanings:

1) to make a clean breast of it a) new members of a group (who usually bring with them fresh ideas about how the group might run)
2) to go back to the drawing board b) to change one’s ways of doing things
3) new blood c) to acknowledge that an idea has been unsuccessful and that you will need to come up with a new one
4) to bring in a new broom d) to acknowledge that an idea has been unsuccessful and that you will need to come up with the new one
5) to turn over a new leaf e) to confess in full to having done something wrong
6) to go back to square one f) to start behaving in a better way
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Exercise 2

Complete the short text with appropriate words. Use the blank fields below the text:

In PerfectWorld, Ltd. we take great pride in the integrity of our employees; they know that it is always for the better to 1) … a clean 2) … of it rather than pretend that nothing has happened.

In the past, we had a few issues with a member of our staff; he was 3) … … we had just brought in, not fully aware of our corporate standards. Probably, the reason was that we hadn’t got his onboarding right.

Anyway, in his case the manager decided to go 4) … to 5) … one and provide him with proper training – he 6) … over a new 7) … . So, as you can see, now and then we all find ourselves in a situation when we need to go back to the 8) … board. Bringing 9) … a new 10) … might be like stepping out of your comfort zone, but it’s definitely worth it!

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