Meaning of New Year's resolution in English:

New Year's resolution


  • A firm decision made on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day to do or refrain from doing something over the course of the coming year.

    ‘he is determined to keep his New Year's resolution to get fit’
    • ‘If you make one New Year's resolution this year, it should be this: Don't suffer in silence.’
    • ‘I'd believe in New Year's resolutions if I thought I'd have a hope in hell of remembering them the next day.’
    • ‘One of my New Year's resolutions was, "If I can't say anything nice about something, say nothing all."’
    • ‘At the start of the year many of us daftly made New Year's resolutions to get fit.’
    • ‘I made a New Year's resolution to increase my retail clothing business by 25%.’
    • ‘My household budget was feeling the strain, so I decided to make a few financial New Year's resolutions.’
    • ‘I began my New Year's resolutions a day early.’
    • ‘There are those pesky New Year's Resolutions, which we have every intention of fulfilling, even if we know we didn't in previous years.’
    • ‘By Monday, most people will have fallen off the wagon or abandoned the nicotine patches as they fail to keep New Year's resolutions.’
    • ‘The sad thing about New Year's resolutions is that they rarely make it past the first month.’