We are all “looking forward” to the new academic year and we have lots to be excited about. Maybe you are studying a higher level or preparing for a big exam – whatever you are studying English for, here a few great idioms about “beginning” something new. Enjoy!
Beginning of the End
The start of the termination of something or a situation.
e.g. When he stopped coughing and grew still, I knew it was the beginning of the end.
e.g. The enormous debt we ran up marked the beginning of the end as far as our standard of living was concerned.
On the Verge (of doing something)
and on the verge of something
At the very beginning of doing something; just about to do something.
e.g. Bill was on the verge of leaving town when he found a job. Susan was on the verge of laughter, so she left the lecture hall.