break the mould

break the mould

to do something differently, after it has been done in the same way for a long time She broke the mould by insisting on becoming a doctor instead of a nurse. (often + of ) A new TV show is about to be launched which aims to break the mold of the usual daytime programs.
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INDIE favourites Arab Strap have been known to break the mould with their on- stage meanderings and count supermodel Helena Christensen among their fans.
Many end-users are getting bored with the same old lineup of handsets, so expect to see more fanfare over handsets that break the mould (e.
One of the few makers to break the mould is Mirage, whose Omnisat Micros are tiny - quite unlike anything else.
While it would have been interesting to have seen how Foster and Partners would fit out the space, it is equally interesting to see if others break the mould.
We might break the mould and go for the Scottish Champion Hurdle next - the track should suit him," he explained.
The challenge for the women involved is to break the mould, to make an impression in what is currently a male-dominated industry and provide new skilled labour in a specific field.
SPORTING have not failed to notice the dearth of tries in the Guinness Premiership and prices have been pushed so low that the strategy must be to wait for a game that will break the mould and buy, writes Graham Woods.
I saw they had their own ideas on how things should be done here at Tharsus as our offering has changed and developed in recent years, so have invited them to break the mould and start afresh with our plant processes.
Ascot was the first and, as far as I'm aware, remains the only other course to break the mould by removing the stuffiness, formality and unnecessary sense of Them and Us.
We need to break the mould where women do most of the child care and work in low paid jobs, while men are forced into a work culture of long hours that restricts time spent with their children.
Designer Kevin Bourne said: "It will break the mould for milk floats and has the capacity to revolutionise the world's transport system.
com aims to break the mould of sky-high premiums for men and women under 30.