Start to act or behave in a better or more responsible way.
- Avery's response is to turn over a new leaf.
- A reprieved Dr Rob turns over a new leaf, and places an illustrated lonely hearts ad.
- Is he turning over a new leaf?
reform, improve, amend;
mend one's ways, become a better person, change completely, make a fresh start, change for the better, reconstruct oneself
informal go straight, get back on the straight and narrow
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