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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Cancer is adept at exploiting the body's normal functions—for example, by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels that nourish the invading cells. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "How the body’s nerves become accomplices in the spread of cancer," 12 Sep. 2019 Critics in the medical community have cast doubt on such claims, stating the only stem cell treatments proven effective involve their use to repopulate bone marrow and make new blood cells, typically for chemotherapy recipients. Ron Hurtibise,, "U.S. Stem Cell destruction postponed while ruling is appealed," 11 Sep. 2019 Alex’s career kicks into high gear, with her remaining male colleagues, played by Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass, on the hunt for new blood. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "‘The Morning Show’ trailer: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston call time’s up," 19 Aug. 2019 The network’s new boss (Amy Ryan) is looking for new blood. New York Times, "‘Late Night’ Review: Emma Thompson Takes On the Old Boys of Network TV," 5 June 2019 The team discovered that the population naturally gets a slow infusion of new blood. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Boosting genetic diversity may save vanishing animal populations. But it may also backfire," 16 July 2019 With a healthy quarterback again and some talented new blood from the freshmen class, head coach Justin Larsen believes better days could be around the corner. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena-First Baptist opens new football season with 35-6 win over Sabine Pass," 3 Sep. 2019 With that group returning intact, fans clamored for new blood — an infusion of talent from the underclass ranks. Nathan Baird,, "Ohio State linebackers coach Al Washington’s ‘blank slate’ brought veterans to forefront," 22 Aug. 2019 The cartels that controlled party politics in the US didn’t like new blood. Sam Patten, WIRED, "Kostya and Me: How Sam Patten Got Ensnared in Mueller’s Probe," 14 Aug. 2019

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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