Meaning of “be the new sth” in the English Dictionary

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"be the new sth" in British English

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be the new sth

used to say that something is now more popular or fashionable than the thing that it replaces:

This season fashion designers have declared that brown is the new black.

(Definition of “be the new sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)