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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…
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