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a breath of fresh air

someone or something that makes a situation feel new, different, and exciting: The last band was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise boring night of music.
Translations of “a breath of fresh air”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人耳目一新的人(或物)…
in Russian свежая струя…
in Turkish yeni bir nefes, taze soluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人耳目一新的人(或物)…
in Polish miła odmiana…
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