leave the past behind

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Definition of leave the past behind

: forget about the past or make a change from the past She wanted to leave the past behind, so she moved to a new town for a new job.

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“Leave the past behind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20the%20past%20behind. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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