new wrinkle

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.
See also: new, wrinkle
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The upcoming 500X gathers together performance and handling capabilities as well as a first-rate style to bring a new wrinkle to one of the most competitive classes in the global automotive market.
So every time I see a new wrinkle, I try to think I'm lucky enough to have one.
One new wrinkle this year is that in the contemporary round of the competition, dancers are being asked to perform specific works by choreographers Trey McIntyre and Matthew Neenan.
The work presents a dramatic new wrinkle in the arguments for reducing man-made pollutants worldwide.
This is an entirely new wrinkle on the insurance issue.
Powering over Pekovic added a new wrinkle to his game.
But he and his colleagues have added an important new wrinkle.
The Eugene Education Association threw a new wrinkle into its almost-two-months-long talks with the Eugene School District over concessions for the 2011-12 school year at a bargaining session Wednesday at the district's Education Center.
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.
I must be honest - when it comes to a quick fix, I'm first past the post for a new wrinkle filler, "regenerist" something or other and "cosmeceutical" non-surgical procedure.
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.
Lincoln is up for re-election in 2010, and her elevation certainly is a new wrinkle in what is shaping up to be a wild battle among the Republicans to see which one will face her next November.
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.
The acquisition of the renamed "Bat" UAS family reunites Northrop with Swift's blended-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) after a two-year hiatus, and adds a new wrinkle to the competitive dynamics of the bidding process for a major US Navy/US Marine Corps contract.