fresh blood


Definition of fresh blood

: newly added members or participants : new blood "The new guy is going to work harder," Rivolo told me. "He has to prove himself, assert his authority. Maybe the old guy had been getting lazy, not working so hard … Fresh blood makes a difference."— Andrew Cockburn Arguably the greatest American racehorse, Man o' War burst onto the scene just when the sport needed some fresh blood to wake it from the doldrums of a nationwide antigambling crusade.— Bill Barich

First Known Use of fresh blood

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Fresh blood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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