young blood


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young blood

1. Young, enthusiastic people. This company needs an infusion of young blood before it becomes completely irrelevant in today's world.
2. slang A newcomer to some place or situation. I'm sorry, but I'm not going to take orders from some young blood who's only been with the company five minutes.
3. slang A term of address for a young black man. In this usage, the phrase is often written as one word ("youngblood"). Hey youngblood, how's it going?
See also: blood, young

young blood

If you talk about young blood, you mean new, young people who are brought into an organization to introduce new ideas and energy. The family business was badly in need of young blood. The selectors have gone for some young blood, fielding a side whose average age is just 26. Note: You can also talk about young bloods, meaning the young people in an organisation or doing a particular activity. Floyd proved he can still compete with the young bloods by becoming the oldest winner of the US Open at 43. Compare with new blood.
See also: blood, young

fresh/new/young ˈblood

new members of a group or organization who have fresh ideas, skills, etc. and so make the group more efficient: What this committee really needs is some new blood.
See also: blood, fresh, new, young

young blood

1. n. a newcomer. We keep young bloods so busy they never have a chance to look out the window.
2. n. a young, black male. (see also blood.) Tell that young blood to beat it.
See also: blood, young
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To Alleyne whose days had been spent in the low-lying coastland, the eager upland air and the wide free country-side gave a sense of life and of the joy of living which made his young blood tingle in his veins.
Her headlong course down the house stairs; the brisk activity of all her movements; the incessant sparkle of expression in her face; the enticing gayety which took the hearts of the quietest people by storm -- even the reckless delight in bright colors which showed itself in her brilliantly-striped morning dress, in her fluttering ribbons, in the large scarlet rosettes on her smart little shoes -- all sprang alike from the same source; from the overflowing physical health which strengthened every muscle, braced every nerve, and set the warm young blood tingling through her veins, like the blood of a growing child.
He had not gone back to his club after the Opera (as the young bloods usually did), but, the night being fine, had walked for some distance up Fifth Avenue before turning back in the direction of the Beauforts' house.
I've heard of these young bloods spending $24 a dozen for soap, and going over the hundred mark for clothes.
You got all the young bloods skinned, and I guess you've sure buried a mighty sight of them.
Chitling; in whose conduct, it is but justice to say, there was nothing very conspicuous or peculiar: inasmuch as there are a great number of spirited young bloods upon town, who pay a much higher price than Mr.
And when I was preparing to teach creative nonfiction, it occurred to me to discuss Young Blood essays.
USA], Nov 5 ( ANI ): Pumping young blood into the elderly may help ward off the symptoms of dementia, according to a recent study.
But the idea of young blood giving a boost to an older person came later.
There may be a way to treat human aging using mobilized bone marrow components from young blood donors.
Now, decades later, young blood literally speaking has joined the canary as a harbinger and waypoint en route to realizing the promise of neurologic rejuvenation.
Experiments on mice have demonstrated the dramatic rejuvenating effects of chemicals found naturally in young blood, which could lead to therapies that reverse harmful ageing processes in the brain, muscles, heart and other organs.
Young blood recharges old neurons, improving mice's ability to learn and remember things, Wyss-Coray and colleagues found.
Scientists also discovered that direct injections of young blood have the same effect on an older mouse as hooking its blood circulation system up to a younger mouse's does.
IT sounds like the stuff of vampire movies, but scientists have shown that an infusion of young blood can reverse signs of ageing.
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