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Related to break new ground: put on airs, at first, get off the ground, swept up, stroll around, cut some slack, give it a shot

break ground

To start a construction project. The phrase refers to the first excavation of the site, often done with a ceremonial shovel. They broke ground on the new corporate headquarters today, but it will be years before we can actually move into it.
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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 ground

To advance beyond previous achievements: broke new ground in the field of computers.
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The DEMO conferences are renowned for spotlighting companies that break new ground and PostPath is a great example of a company poised to significantly change the corporate email and collaboration space," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO Conferences.
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The DEMO conferences are renowned for spotlighting companies that break new ground," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO Conferences.