a breath of fresh air

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a breath of fresh air

Something that is pleasantly new, different, and refreshing. After dating a series of boring men, Sarah found Peter's adventurous nature to be like a breath of fresh air. The beautiful new paint color is a breath of fresh air for the house.
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(like) a breath of fresh air

pleasantly different Selena was a talented and beautiful entertainer, a breath of fresh air in an industry full of people all trying to copy each other.
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a breath of fresh air

someone or something that is new and different and makes everything seem more exciting Angela's like a breath of fresh air when she comes to stay. After all the criticism, his positive comments came as a breath of fresh air.
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