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add a new wrinkle

To bring or contribute a new and often unexpected aspect, dimension, innovation, development, or stratagem (to something). If proven to be true, the discovery could add a new wrinkle to the way we think about the evolutionary process. Their new, and unorthodox, pitcher has added a new wrinkle to the team's offensive game.
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The cancer finding adds a new wrinkle to the debate about whether depriving malignant cells of telomerase will prevent them from growing.
Specifically, the proposed repeal after 1997 of the low-income housing tax credit adds a new wrinkle. With President Clinton's veto of the conference bill, its ultimate resolution remains cloudy.