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English definition of “new broom”

new broom

noun [C] uk   us  
someone who has just started to work for an organization and intends to make a lot of changes: The new broom was supposed to improve the way the department is managed, but things have been worse than ever since she arrived.Employees and colleaguesChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
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