or game changer  (gām′chān′jər)
An idea or event that significantly changes the way something is done or thought about: "A few years ago, New York baker Jim Lahey gave us a method for no-knead artisan loaves.... Calling for much less hands-on work than other recipes, it was a game-changer in the world of bread baking" (Amanda Gold).
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"Heart disease and strokes dramatically cut short lives, and leave thousands of people disabled every year, so rapid detection of killer conditions through high street heart checks will be a game-changer," said NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis.
The plantation drive will prove to be a game-changer', Buzdar claimed.
A new link road connecting the M6 and the M54 could be a "game-changer" for the region, according to transport bosses who have also vowed to take the views of local residents into account when putting forward the final design.
Conor McGregor has thanked Tyson Fury for his comments after the former boxing world champion hailed the UFC star as a "game-changer".
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ISLAMABAD -- Economists Friday termed that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and One Belt One Road (OBOR) projects were the game-changer not only for Pakistan but also the entire region.
Guiao hails Blatche as 'biggest game-changer' in Gilas romp over Qatar !-- -- Nelson Beltran ( - February 22, 2019 - 12:21pm DOHA ndash Andray Blatche is hopeful they can keep the energy and focus they showed in their 84-46 conquest of Qatar Thursday (early Friday in Manila) as Gilas Pilipinas swings over to Astana to play Kazakhstan in a critical match at the close of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers Sunday.
"The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market," said Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, president, and CEO.
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China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) offers tremendous opportunities not only to business houses, industrial companies and individuals but women can also take maximum advantages of the potential of this game-changer for Pakistan.
Annwen Jones, of Target Ovarian Cancer, said: "This announcement is a game-changer in ovarian cancer and shows that Scotland is leading the way in access to new ovarian cancer drugs.
Everton are backing Josh Bowler to show why they believe the summer signing is a "game-changer".