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shuffle the cards

To rearrange, reorganize, or restructure something, especially an established policy or organization. The team has yet to find consistency in their play style, and it's no wonder with the way the coach keeps shuffling the cards. The new president is looking to shuffle the cards of the previous administrations policies. If we want to fix the issue in this industry, we'll need to do more than just shuffle the cards around a bit.
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shuffle the cards

change policy or direction.
See also: card, shuffle
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The Kataeb stance has shuffled the cards once again, and has introduced some long-awaited new blood to the presidential competition.
TuttoMercato in Italy added:"Cardiff defender Cala showed the class of a true striker as his winning goal shuffled the cards at the bottom of the Premier League.
NNA - General Security Chief, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, pointed in an interview with the Gulf Times newspaper at the criticality of the security situation in the country, adding that "the massive displacement of Syrians and Palestinians shuffled the cards and altered the equations." "All armed forces should be at utmost readiness to face terrorism, and coordination should be doubled among all agencies," he noted.
Ron said: "I shuffled the cards a number of times like I always do.
Diaconis put the deck in order again and cut the deck and shuffled the cards once.
With a calm and comforting tone Maura shuffled the cards, lit a candle and asked me to pull three cards from the deck.
Full-back Ben Breeze battered his way over and then winger Jason Luff joined him on the score sheet for 34-0 lead at the break, Moseley shuffled the cards at half-time with four replacements and it paid dividends as secondrow Tom Skelding went over to get the Red and Blacks on the scoreboard.
I left the room to get some drinks for us while she shuffled the cards. Returning, I offered her the first turn, but she refused.
They shuffled the cards and placed them facedown on a table.
They have both repeatedly shuffled the cards and pulled a few aces out of the pack - all without breaking the bank.
I shuffled the cards very well as I always do and John cut them for me.