new kid on the block


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the new kid on the block

A new arrival in a place, group, or organization. We moved around the country a lot when I was growing up, so I was always the new kid on the block in school. Even though she's been making movies for years, the director still feels like the new kid on the block when it comes to major Hollywood productions.
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new kid on the block

 
1. Lit. a child who has just moved to a certain neighborhood. The new kid on the block turned out to be a really good baseball player.
2. Fig. the newest person in a group. I'm just the new kid on the block. I've only been working here for a month.
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a/the ˌnew kid on the ˈblock

(informal) somebody who is new to a place, an organization, etc: Despite his six years in politics, he was still regarded by many as the new kid on the block.
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