don't put new wine in(to) old bottles

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don't put new wine in(to) old bottles

proverb Do not try to force something new and different to be applied or added to an established, longstanding, outdated , or obsolete organization, system, or method. The company is wasting the talent of their young developers by forcing them to adhere to their old policies. Don't put new wine into old bottles and all that. Well, it's no wonder the program isn't working correctly—you're trying to run it on an operating system from 2001! Don't put new wine in an old bottle, dude.
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