fresh blood

noun

: 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

Examples of fresh blood in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fresh blood was in 1831

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“Fresh blood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fresh%20blood. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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