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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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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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No matter what reason you have for a slant or which slant you want to employ, the technique remains the same.
For example, on a slant to the defender's right, his weight should be on the instep of his left foot.
The first step should be taken with the slant side foot.
A good portion of the audience, Young said, has bubbled up from the subculture that attends anime conventions, even though members of the Slants aren't particularly into anime.
I think initially people buy into the idea of the Slants just because we are an Asian band, but a lot of kids just genuinely get into it.
It shows the look of a 4-3, but has the responsibilities of the 5-3 base defense when the interior-line slants back.
Although many variations can be run out of the 5-3, our core plays remain the slant, shift, and shift to slant.
All of our playside linemen (noseguard, tackle, end) will be down-blocked, but their slants will enable then to attack these blocks.
Our slants will occupy every down-blocker on the playside, preventing those linemen from chipping up to linebacker level.
The combination of the blast/counter blast has provided us with an excellent way of attacking the 5-2 and its many slants and stunts.
1, the center and guards are responsible for the nose tackle and backside LB - a three-on-two matchup that can seal off a slant by the nose man or any stunt by the LB.
If ever the owners of a media corporation wished to slant news about a national political campaign, the 2000 presidential campaign--and especially the increasingly suspenseful final few weeks before November 7, Election Day--offered an excellent set of conditions for such influence.
A coordinated slant in the campaign coverage of a powerful news organization in any of these states might have influenced swing voters whose choices can make the difference in the U.
We then progress to the entire slant technique--widening or narrowing the cones to simulate the differences in gap widths used by different teams.
By breaking the slant technique down into parts and teaching and practicing the movements, you can get every individual defensive lineman to understand each step and perform it to the best of his ability.