a new broom

a new broom

a new leader of an organization who makes a lot of changes and improvements There was a feeling that White had been in charge long enough and that what was needed was a new broom.
See also: broom, new
References in classic literature ?
was so devoted to me that he never could bear me out of his sight,' said Flora, 'though of course I am unable to say how long that might have lasted if he hadn't been cut short while I was a new broom, worthy man but not poetical manly prose but not romance.
IT may appear a new broom has swept through the England dressing room but the selectors have merely added a couple of new bristles.