bleeding edge

noun

Definition of bleeding edge 

: the newest and most advanced part or position especially in technology : the extreme cutting edge So the first thing you learn about the Internet from studying America's Most Admired Companies is that you don't have to be on the bleeding edge of the Web to be admired.— Geoffrey Colvin

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bleeding-edge \ ˈblē-​diŋ-​ˈej \ adjective
bleeding-edge ideas/technology

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The menu is a blend of Old World-style and bleeding edge cocktail craft. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Bars in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018 Not because the technology is bleeding edge, either: it's been an option for select mobile devices as far back as 2009's Palm Pre. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, "Here's How the iPhone 8's Wireless Charging Could Work," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bleeding edge

1983, in the meaning defined above

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