new broom Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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new broomnoun [C]

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