new wine in old wineskins

new wine in old wineskins

A change or innovation applied or added to an established or longstanding organization, system, or method. The state's newly elected governor is trying to put new wine in old wineskins by revitalizing several different institutions and infrastructures with bold, progressive changes.
See also: new, old, wine, wineskin
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