new blood


Definition of new blood

: persons who are accepted into a group or organization and are expected to provide fresh ideas and vitality : fresh blood … the social exclusivity common in this class in the early part of the century, which served to limit new blood and ideas…— Anne H. Soukhanov

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Another driver of growth is how uncommonly accepting the city’s hackers are of new blood. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Want to Be A Hacker? Go to Dallas.," 4 Dec. 2018 But their additions aren’t enough to placate Democrats who hoped to see new blood at the very top of leadership. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "As Nancy Pelosi prepares to make her speakership official, her opponents want to know her exit strategy," 29 Nov. 2018 That night the patient went online and checked the results of his new blood tests. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "Why Wouldn’t the Lump Under the Patient’s Jaw Go Away?," 18 Apr. 2018 The development of the new blood test, as well as the clinical trials reviewed by the FDA, were largely underwritten by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Melissa Healy,, "FDA approves first blood test that can help diagnose a concussion," 15 Feb. 2018 But a revolutionary new blood test could replace or complement biopsies for this type of diagnostic procedure, and make cancer treatment substantially more precise. Christina Galbraith, Newsweek, "Personalized Cancer Treatment, Driven by a Blood Filter the Size of a CD," 25 Apr. 2015 The arm could then be used to test new blood-pressure monitors that would be worn like a watch. Deborah Gage, WSJ, "Wearable Health Monitors: Do They Work?," 16 Sep. 2018 Others, especially voters who are suffering an ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint, are skeptical of Michigan politicians writ large and are looking for some new blood. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Progressives want Abdul El-Sayed’s campaign for Michigan governor to be their next big victory," 30 July 2018 Over the ensuing months Ballard made good on his pledge, dismembering an aging, unproductive unit and infusing it with new blood. Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: How the Colts' approach to free agency will change," 12 Mar. 2018

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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