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break new ground

To innovate. They've really broken new ground with their latest product—I've never seen anything like it.
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break new ground

Fig. to begin to do something that no one else has done; to pioneer [in an enterprise]. Dr. Anderson was breaking new ground in cancer research. They were breaking new ground in consumer electronics.
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break new ground

COMMON If someone breaks new ground, they make progress by doing something completely different. The programme broke new ground, in giving to women roles traditionally assigned to men. They're trying to break new ground, make a new kind of cinema. Note: You can also use ground-breaking before a noun. He was given an award for his ground-breaking work in the field. She wrote a ground-breaking book on the subject. Note: You use these expressions to show approval.
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break new (or fresh) ground

do something innovative which is considered an advance or positive benefit.
Literally, to break new ground is to do preparatory digging or other work prior to building or planting something. In North America the idiom is break ground .
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break fresh/new ˈground

make a discovery; use new methods, etc: We’re breaking fresh ground with our new freezing methods. ▶ ˈground-breaking adj.: a ground-breaking discovery/report
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break new ground

To advance beyond previous achievements: broke new ground in the field of computers.
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Godolphin are planning to break new ground by making Vespone the first major international runner in South Africa when he contests the J&B Met at Kenilworth on January 31.
As the first congressional liaison for MTMC, I view my job as an chance to break new ground in linking communication from the command to Capitol Hill.
My point in my review of Chapter V was only that it did not, in my opinion, break new ground in this area.
The readings themselves occasionally break new ground, as in Duncan's compelling discussions of neglected stories like "The Shadow of My Past" and "White Weeds." But the narratological approach serves more as a method of grouping stories into convenient "cluste rs" than as an interpretive or theoretical fulcrum, and thus Duncan finally has little more to tell us about Chesnutt's art than that it deserves to be better known.
Ironically, it got edited out in the end because the show was too long, but the intention was there to break new ground."
Enterprise Zone has continued to break new ground since it was launched by the DTI in November 1997, including hosting the first online chat with the Governor of the Bank of England.
They illustrate the drive to break new ground through the use of advanced technology."
Monica Harris never envisioned that one day she would break new ground in publishing.
NTID officials are hopeful that this series will break new ground by providing a practical approach for consumers to work effectively with educational interpreters so that all students are provided with optimal communication access throughout their elementary and secondary education.