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洗心革面
Simplified 洗心革面
Traditional 洗心革面
Pin Yin
xi3 xin1 ge2 mian4
English
  • lit. to wash one's heart and renew one's face (成语 saw); to repent sincerely and mend one's mistaken ways
  • to turn over a new leaf
Examples:
1. 在出狱后,他似乎已经洗心革面了。
After coming out of prison, he seems to have turned over a new leaf.
2. 如果给他机会,他答应洗心革面
He promised to reform himself thoroughly if he was given a chance.
3. 洗心革面,重新做人。
He turned over a new leaf.
4. 他因惭愧而洗心革面
He was shamed into better ways.
5. 我想安顿下来,洗心革面,重新做人。
I want to settle down, and turn over a new leaf.
6. 发誓洗心革面并不难,其实他已经这样做了。
It was easy to PROMISE reform; indeed he had already promised it.
7. 纸包不住火。以贼捉贼。洗心革面,改过自新。
Murder will out.57. Set a thief to catch a thief.57. Turn over a new leaf.
8. 洗心革面在一段时间后克服或减轻了(如罪行)带来的耻辱
To overcome or reduce the shame of(a misdeed, for example)over a period of time.