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a new slant

A unique angle, approach, or perspective toward something. It is taken from sailing terminology, in which "a new slant" is applied to the boat to achieve the its optimum angle of heel. This band is great, they really bring a new slant to the heavy metal scene. We want to hire an executive who will bring a new slant to the direction of the company.
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slant against something

to rest obliquely against something. The bookcase slants against the wall, and it should be straight. The lumber was left slanted against the garage.
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slant something against someone or something

to bias something against someone or something; to twist information so it is against someone or something. The writer slanted the story against the innocent people of the town. The reporter slanted her story against one political party.
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slant something toward someone or something

 and slant something in favor of someone or something
to bias something toward someone or something; to twist information so it favors someone or something. The writer slanted the story toward the plaintiff's charges. The reporter slanted her story in favor of one political party.
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slant toward someone or something

to incline toward someone or something. The scenery slanted toward the actors and looked as if it would fall. Everything in your sketch slants toward the right.
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slant

n. a biased view; a unique perception. (A synonym for angle.) You can probably give us yet another slant on this problem.
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A logistics slant that is understood by all combat service support players will enable the company team to go into battle with everything they need and concentrate on the mission at hand.
If ever the owners of a media corporation wished to slant news about a national political campaign, the 2000 presidential campaign--and especially the increasingly suspenseful final few weeks before November 7, Election Day--offered an excellent set of conditions for such influence.
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Zen Death Poems And Other Stories is an anthology of plays, stories, and a small amount of poetry, each with its own humorous slant on the human condition that ranges from absurd to jocular to satirical.
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News organizations are composed of journalists who are supposed to give the news as it really is, not with a slant toward one side or the other.
That man Gareth Dickinson is back with Honley Gilbert and Sullivan Society next week helping the singers to put a whole new slant on a G and S favourite.
Chip disposal is accomplished with the dual slant bed and center chip trough structure that allows the unobstructed free fall of chips into a chip conveyor or central coolant drop.