new wrinkle

a new wrinkle

A new and often unexpected aspect, dimension, innovation, development, or stratagem. If proven to be true, the discovery could signal a new wrinkle in the way we think about the evolutionary process. Their new, and unorthodox, pitcher has brought a new wrinkle to the team's offensive game.
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new wrinkle

A clever device or expedient, a novelty, as in The players added a new wrinkle to victory celebrations by tossing their shirts to the crowd after the game . In the form of simply a wrinkle, this expression dates from the mid-1700s, new being added two centuries later.
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new wrinkle, a

A happy expedient, a novel or different device. The transfer of “wrinkle” from rumpled clothing or age-lined skin took place in the 1800s, but the idea of novelty was added in the United States in the early 1900s. Jazz composer W. C. Handy used it in Father of the Blues (1941): “In addition to twirling their batons, they added the new wrinkle of tossing them back and forth.” This cliché is particularly popular with business journalists.
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There's no question that the way the president chooses to speak directly to people through social media is a new wrinkle in international diplomacy," Trudeau said.
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So every time I see a new wrinkle, I try to think I'm lucky enough to have one.
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While the Democratic support for the troop withdrawal timeline is not surprising, the number of Republicans who jumped aboard the withdrawal movement represents a new wrinkle in GOP politics.
If I develop a new wrinkle I think it's quite nice as your face shows your character and who you are.
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GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) essentially reiterates its 2008 Roadmap, but there's one new wrinkle that business groups will applaud: The Commission has made a concession on a deadline.
The only new wrinkle was the Fed will extend the buying program to the end of October by slowing the rate of purchases, whereas the program was set to end in mid-September.
has added a new wrinkle to its generic drug program, offering a 90-day supply of about 300 generic prescriptions for $10, with free delivery by mail.