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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Bone marrow issues Cancer can spread to the bone marrow, the matter in the center of large bones that makes new blood cells. Korin Miller, SELF, "How Does Cancer Actually Kill Someone?," 15 Mar. 2019 In an institution like that, more new blood, more often, is probably a good thing. Ezra Klein, Vox, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the case for 18-year Supreme Court terms," 26 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of new blood

1824, in the meaning defined above

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