break the mold

idiom

Definition of break the mold

1 : to do something in a completely new way Voters are looking for a candidate who will break the mold and give them honest answers.
2 informal used to describe a very unusual or admired person He was the greatest man I ever knew. They broke the mold when they made that guy.

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“Break the mold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20the%20mold. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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