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new blood

New members of a group or organization, especially young, energetic people meant to be a revitalizing force. The problem is that the company hasn't adapted to the massive changes in technology. They really need some new blood onboard to bring a fresh perspective to how things should work.
See also: blood, new
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(some) new blood

 and fresh blood
Fig. new personnel; new members brought into a group to revive it. This company needs some new blood on its board to bring in new ideas. We're trying to get some new blood in the club. our membership is falling.
See also: blood, new
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

new blood

Additional, fresh individuals regarded as an invigorating force, as in an organization. For example, The board could really use some new blood next year. This metaphoric expression, first recorded in 1853, alludes to a blood transfusion and employs new in the sense of "fresh."
See also: blood, new
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

new blood


fresh blood

COMMON If you talk about new blood or fresh blood, you mean new people who are brought into an organization to introduce new ideas and energy. It's reported that the directors want to bring new blood to the management team. This is a chance to freshen up the government and make way for new blood. Hopefully I'll be able to bring fresh blood to the team and a new perspective. Compare with young blood.
See also: blood, new
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

new (or young) blood

new (or younger) members of a group, especially those admitted as an invigorating force.
See also: blood, new
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

fresh/new/young ˈblood

new members of a group or organization who have fresh ideas, skills, etc. and so make the group more efficient: What this committee really needs is some new blood.
See also: blood, fresh, new, young
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