new broom


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new broom

n
a newly appointed person eager to make changes
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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.
It might be a case of a new broom sweeps clean, though.
So it may appear slightly ironic that they are now relying on former Scottish Labour health secretary Susan Deacon - the new broom at the SPA - to sort it out sharpish.
A LOCAL hero who sweeps the streets of Marsden out of nothing but love has had his wish for a new broom answered
He appears to be the new broom which sweeps clean, making "France great again".
Certainly, City needed a new broom to conquer Europe, but Guardiola (above) has used a flamethrower rather than a brush at times.
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.
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.
Is the new broom to be used judiciously, to tidy up and spring clean?
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.

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