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new blood

Additional, fresh individuals regarded as an invigorating force, as in an organization. For example, The board could really use some new blood next year. This metaphoric expression, first recorded in 1853, alludes to a blood transfusion and employs new in the sense of “fresh.”
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  • Tear me away, I say: the veins rise; they blacken; they are filling with new blood.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Well might he boast of "new blood;" he had done as much for the town as he had for his fields.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • A freshening by the introduction of new blood seems to be good from time to time.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • new blood, new ideas, new hopes and aspirations are in evidence.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • That is the force in the new blood—by summer I shall be quite well.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • There was an influx of new blood in Yerbury, and it brought in fresh ideas.

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
  • He realized as well as anyone that what the company needed was new blood.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • The latter was for clearing out all the old elements and letting in new blood.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • It will not be until such as I have gone from earth that the new blood can come to her.

    Rodman the Keeper Constance Fenimore Woolson

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