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a new slant

A unique angle, approach, or perspective toward something. It is taken from sailing terminology, in which "a new slant" is applied to the boat to achieve the its optimum angle of heel. This band is great, they really bring a new slant to the heavy metal scene. We want to hire an executive who will bring a new slant to the direction of the company.
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slant against something

to rest obliquely against something. The bookcase slants against the wall, and it should be straight. The lumber was left slanted against the garage.
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slant something against someone or something

to bias something against someone or something; to twist information so it is against someone or something. The writer slanted the story against the innocent people of the town. The reporter slanted her story against one political party.
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slant something toward someone or something

 and slant something in favor of someone or something
to bias something toward someone or something; to twist information so it favors someone or something. The writer slanted the story toward the plaintiff's charges. The reporter slanted her story in favor of one political party.
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slant toward someone or something

to incline toward someone or something. The scenery slanted toward the actors and looked as if it would fall. Everything in your sketch slants toward the right.
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slant

n. a biased view; a unique perception. (A synonym for angle.) You can probably give us yet another slant on this problem.
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2), belly motion, or base block, he must "arm off" the opponent and redirect the movement into the gap that has just shifted toward him as a result of slanting action.
The shoulders must be kept square during the slanting process to enable the player to penetrate the gap and not open his shoulders to present a wider blocking surface.
The final step in slanting is reacting to the offensive line blocking and the direction of the ball.
We give the offensive players different blocks to execute and have the defensive opponents read the hip of the offensive man toward whom they are slanting.
While it is important to teach the defensive linemen how to attack the offensive line, you can get even better results by slanting them.
You can break down the slanting technique into small movements such as the first step, power step, and pointing the toe.
If we get caught slanting away from the tight-end side Sweep (Diag.
Historically, our most effective pass rusher when we are slanting toward the Bootleg (Diag.
In blocking a down lineman or a linebacker, the offensive lineman must take a step that will allow him to adjust to a quick slanting defender, take a second step to the contact point, use the hands to maintain proper leverage, and, finally, maintain contact to prevent the defender from pursing the ball-carrier.