New Year idiom: “to ring in the new year”

6 Jan

Welcome back!

To “ring in the new year”, let’s start off with a suitable expression. “Ringing in the new year” is a common way of saying that we’re having a party, or doing something special, at the start of a new year. The expression comes from the custom of ringing bells at midnight on December 31.

But that’s not the only way of using the phrase “to ring in”: “To ring something/someone in” means to welcome something/someone with a big announcement.

ring in the new year


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