new broom


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new broom

n
a newly appointed person eager to make changes
Translations

new broom

n (Brit) this firm needs a new broomquesta azienda ha bisogno di qualcuno che introduca dei cambiamenti
a new broom sweeps clean (Proverb) → tutti sono bravi all'inizio
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was so devoted to me that he never could bear me out of his sight,' said Flora, 'though of course I am unable to say how long that might have lasted if he hadn't been cut short while I was a new broom, worthy man but not poetical manly prose but not romance.
Before Hern's Grocery a bas- ket of apples and a rack filled with new brooms stood on the sidewalk.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- We have a saying in English and you've probably heard the proverb "A new broom sweeps clean, but an old one knows the corners.
NEW manager, new broom, but it appears that Mike Ashley's henchmen at Newcastle United are still up to their old, petty tricks by refusing the media an interview with Steve McClaren - only Sky TV and The Mirror were allowed an audience.
Re-electing the fatcat of football today would be a damning indictment of all those who back him when what FIFA needs is a new broom to sweep away the bribes, kickbacks and money laundering that stain the beautiful game.
AS well as sweeping a new broom through the playing staff at Coventry City, Tony Mowbray is determined to give the club's training ground a facelift.
iagree a new broom is required but it'd be interested to see how many takers there would befor Ameobi if he becomes a free in the summer.
It is available via four Silencure formulations: original, low-VOC, DOT and SRT (Solvent Replacement Technology), a patented water-based agent that can be applied to new broom finished, precast, or hand- or machine-troweled surfaces.
In the past assembly election, when the established Indian parties were associated with corruption in the electorate's mind, as a new broom he promised to sweep clean and reaped a remarkable victory for his debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
With a new broom at the head of the Judicial Council, we can only hope that things will change and the Labour Law, which states that disputes have to be closed within 45 days, will be enforced.
Patrick Cosgrove of the Marches and Shropshire Campaign for Better Broadband in Rural Areas said, A new broom is exactly what BDUK needs.
It marks the latest move under a new broom at the group following the phone hacking scandal that rocked its newspapers and led to the closure of its News of the World title.
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