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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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Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative State Education, Research and Extension Service, in cooperation with the National Easter Seal Society and Purdue University's Breaking New Ground Resource Center, provides expertise and service to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers who have been injured and who might not return to work because of the lack of knowledge about the interaction between rural and disability needs.
In applying TMS to the treatment of headache, Neuralieve is breaking new ground in nondrug therapy for migraine.
NEW YORK -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City today announced that NexGenix Pharmaceuticals, Chrono Therapeutics and Ideal Life, three companies breaking new ground in the pharmaceutical and healthcare IT areas, will present at the organization's Business Plan panel, on Thursday, October 20, 2005.
These initiatives," said Graham, "continue BMI's long tradition in breaking new ground for our creators and our licensees by harnessing the power of technology.
Jose Bandujo, president of Bandujo, Donker & Brothers Advertising notes, "RPCI is breaking new ground everyday and the new branding campaign is going to make people stand up and take notice.
Calhoun County Council Chairman David Summers said, "On behalf of Calhoun County Council and our citizens, we are honored that Eastman Chemical Company is breaking new ground today.
CenterBoard is a privately held company whose network-based Virtual Operational Data Store (Virtual ODS) is breaking new ground in combining network and database technologies fundamentally changing the way enterprises integrate data.