a new slant

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.
See also: new, slant
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NEW YORK, NY -- If shelf presence is half the battle in getting consumers to try a product, then Pisa, the nut-flavored liqueur imported from Italy, has a new slant on standing out from the pack.