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.
Now with a new broom sweeping through Westminster projecting a spirit of optimism, it's time to grasp the nettle with a little further housekeeping.
WHENEVER there is a new(ish) Government in place, there is a flurry of activity and announcements all designed to hammer home how marvellous this lot are compared to the last lot and how a new broom sweeps clean etc.
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt is the new broom at the MoD.
Whoever the club appoints next is almost certain to feel like a downgrade given what has been achieved but the chances of a new broom cut from the same cloth has grown significantly in the last three years.
I read in this newspaper that the new mayor Andy Preston has, with the help of the chief executive, found PS100,000 to pay for more wardens - well this new broom has started its clean sweep at a hell of a pace!
Box, an arrogant so-and-so, appeared to represent the head of the new broom sweeping through the new Castlegate police station, following the colossal calamity which saw a detective constable dying in a hail of bullets.
Dora Sweetman, a co-opted member of the new board now running the Glencaple-based rescue centre and its fundraising charity shops in the region, said: "It is a new year and a new broom and we are delighted to have the support of the volunteers for the shop.
Amber Rudd has to be given credit for being the new broom at the Department of Work and Pensions who put a hold on UC.
'As they say, 'a new broom sweeps clean', so maybe the new ones will have new ideas that will inject some positive energy into the party,' he said.
THE new broom at Tandragee Rovers swept the club to a first Intermediate A win since August at the weekend.

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