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

Examples of new blood in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of new blood was in 1824

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“New blood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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