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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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The answer lay in research done in 1995 by the United Kingdom's Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), which broke new ground by arguing persuasively that the Cadbury report's private-sector principles could be applied to U.K.
And where Hockney's photoworks idiosyncratically broke new ground - fracturing perspective and messing with photography's momentariness by attenuating its frozen flash across a series made into a collage - these new paintings (even the supremely daunting A Bigger Grand Canyon, a vivid sprawl of wet-clay golds, sunset reds, and desert pinks) seem satisfied with gorgeous color and a tug-of-war against the "tyranny of vanishing-point perspective." Many of the paintings become illustrations of his earlier ideas rather than an ongoing exploration.
McFarland broke new ground in the search for the factors that make some people susceptible to MS.
They broke new ground for all skating shows with their origin I concepts for expressing stories and drama on ice.
In his 1985 monograph "L'ecole de Prague," Kaufmann broke new ground with a revised interpretation of the artistic culture at the Prague court under Rudolf II.
The original statement broke new ground in its recommendation that the DNA test for the cystic fibrosis gene be offered to couples expecting a child or contemplating pregnancy, even if they do not have a family history of the disease.