Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “new broom”

See all translations

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.
Translations of “new broom”
in Chinese (Traditional) (往往帶來很多變革的)新上任者…
in Chinese (Simplified) (往往带来很多变革的)新上任者…
(Definition of new broom from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of new broom?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More