28+ Expressions with “Change” [2021 UPDATE]
Here are 28+ commonly used expressions with “change”. They include collocations and idioms. You should use them to make your English sound more natural. I’m sure you’ll memorize and use them frequently. 🙂
Big / significant / considerable / revolutionary / drastic / important / major/ radical change
Mobile phones have undergone a revolutionary change in the past decade.
I doubt they have a future together unless they make some major changes.
Complete / systematic / minor / long-term / short-term / sudden / gradual / seasonal change
Gradual changes will bring more stability to the company.
Everybody was surprised by a sudden change.
Meaning: changes in our planet’s climate (it’s getting warmer) due to high levels of gases.
The effects of climate change include more frequent droughts and wildfires.
Bring about change
Meaning: to cause or create change.
The only way to bring about change in the company is to employ new people.
Meaning: to change your job to a different kind of job.
Paulie’s made a career change. She’s opening a restaurant.
A change for the better / worse
I believe that this year will bring a change for the better.
The weather is changing for the worse. It was a sunny morning and look at these clouds now.
A change of heart/mind
Meaning: to change your feelings and opinion about something.
UK Brexit change of mind appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
Sara planned to buy a new car but when she realised how expensive it is, she had a change of heart and bought a used one.
I’m all wet. I’ll change my clothes.
We changed trains in Budapest.
Change of scene
Meaning: to move to a different surrounding or just travel somewhere for a change.
Everyone needs a change of scene sometimes. Why don’t you go away for the weekend?
Change the subject
Meaning: to change the topic of the conversation.
I don’t want to talk about it anymore. Can we change the subject?
Meaning: get a new job.
Your job includes lots of hazards. I think you should change jobs.
Change your tune
Meaning: to change your attitude on something completely.
He was against the project, but he changed his tune when he realized how much money it could bring.
Change your mind
Meaning: to change your opinion.
At first, I didn’t want to go to the party, but then I changed my mind.
Change your ways
Meaning: to start improving your behaviour for the better.
If he wants to stay and work in this company, he’ll have to change his ways.
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