ring out the old


ring out the old
ring out the old
Fig. to celebrate the end of a year while celebrating the beginning of a new one. (See also ring in the new year.) •

I don't plan to ring out the old this year. I'm just going to go to bed.

We never ring out the old because it's too dismal.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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