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a variation on the theme of (something)

A different or unique way of doing, saying, or presenting something that has been done in the past. The new restaurant offers a variation on the theme of the roadside diner, giving patrons haute-cuisine interpretations of greasy spoon staples. When asked why, his answer was a variation on the theme of "bigger is better." The anthology series presents variations on the themes of classic genre tropes, such as westerns, Gothic thrillers, rom-coms, and even old cheesy B movies.
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variations on the theme of something

different ways of doing or saying the same thing: Her new book of short stories offers variations on the theme of man’s desire to succeed.
See also: of, on, something, theme, variation
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"Our vision for Epic Universe is historic," Tom Williams, chairman and CEO for Universal Parks & Resorts said, "It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.
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* July 14: The Neverly Brothers perform a rock tribute from Elvis to the Beatles; car theme is Cadillac Night.
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The Lionsgate Movie World will be the first international theme park to rise in Korea.
Science as a body of knowledge: This theme further reflects into knowledge such as the, theories and models related to science.
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