leave the past behind

idiom

: 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.

Examples of leave the past behind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That being said, Sámi filmmakers are daring to leave the past behind. Marta Balaga, Variety, 20 Sep. 2023 The dead and the maimed shadow everyone in this country — even those who want to leave the past behind. Alissa J. Rubin, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2023 Two years after the horrible events in Woodsboro, Sidney is trying to leave the past behind her and get on with her life at Windsor College. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 10 Mar. 2023 Krauseneck and his daughter Sara had moved there 10 years earlier but couldn't leave the past behind. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 25 Feb. 2023 Would De León, who co-sponsored the watch party in his latest attempt to leave the past behind by holding public events for constituents? Gustavo Arellanocolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2022 Smith wants to leave the past behind, but not everyone in her life is on board with that. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, 31 Mar. 2022 My lovely Aquarians, August is calling upon you to leave the past behind and finally move forward in a clear way. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Dec. 2021 As Edsall rides off slowly into retirement, give him his due for the good times, but UConn must now leave the past behind and look ahead, even if the future is murkier than ever. Dom Amore, courant.com, 5 Sep. 2021

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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 19 Apr. 2024.

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