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a newly appointed person eager to make changes
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How to use new broom in a sentence
The blood rushed to my head, but I only answered, “A new broom sweeps clean.”Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the boy waited with the new broom in his hand, expecting every moment to see the door opened from the outside.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
New brooms are proverbial for thorough work, and in this Committee work Phineas was as yet a new broom.Phineas Finn|Anthony Trollope
The fellows who began trifling with the new broom were down in his office the next morning.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
We were hardly across the line when there was a broom at our truck––a new broom that I know I, for one, never saw before.
And yet I suppose every vessel that sailed in the race that day had a new broom hid away somewhere below––to be handy if needed.