break (with) precedent

idiom

Definition of break (with) precedent

somewhat formal
: to do something that has not been done before The voters broke (with) precedent when they elected a woman to the position.

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“Break (with) precedent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20%28with%29%20precedent. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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