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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How to use new blood in a sentence
The Republican party is often mocked, with what seems like good reason, for refusing to nominate new blood for president.Chris Christie and the Runaway High-Speed Presidency Train | James Poulos | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the Republican Party will be even more desperate for new blood than it is now.
Dudley will equally fail if he does not learn the lesson and hire new blood.
Like the mythic vampire, a Ponzi scheme needs to find new blood to sustain itself.
The whole system is to be reconstructed; half the present people are to be pensioned off, and new blood is to be introduced.Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
He felt such a leap of new blood in his arteries, such a rush of fresh air into his lungs, that he seemed to waken from a coma.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
The great part of the new blood for his language came not so much from Flemish as from science.mile Verhaeren | Stefan Zweig
So long as there was in the Italian municipia new blood upon which it could draw, Roman poetry grew in strength.The Oxford Book of Latin Verse | Various
Still there had been an infusion of new blood, and McRae was constantly on the lookout for more.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team | Lester Chadwick