tourner la page

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  • Perdue

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    UK
    UK English
    This is true, but does this phrase not give the impression that the person is changing from bad to good - for example, a school child that turns over a nwe leaf goes from being naughty in school to well-behaved.
     

    Agent Literary

    Senior Member
    England, English
    This is true, but does this phrase not give the impression that the person is changing from bad to good - for example, a school child that turns over a nwe leaf goes from being naughty in school to well-behaved.
    In a majority of cases, perhaps, but I don't think that it's forcément the case.
     

    fredness

    Senior Member
    États-Unis, anglais
    I think that a succinct expression for 'tourner la page' might be 'to move on.'

    Example:
    Les élections sont passées, et il est donc temps de tourner la page.

    The elections are over, and so it's time to move on.

    [Also, one could translate it literally as 'turn the page' and it would make perfect sense. People say this all the time: "It's time to turn the page!"]
     
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