ring in the new year

ring in the new year

To mark the end of the previous year and usher in the start of a new one, typically with a party or other celebration. People thronged the streets just before midnight to ring in the new year. My parents are letting me stay up late to ring in the new year with them. My friends and I all rang in the new year with a wild party at Sarah's house.
See also: new, ring, year

ring in the new year

Fig. to celebrate the beginning of the new year at midnight on December 31. We are planning a big party to ring in the new year. How did you ring in the new year?
See also: new, ring, year