new broom

noun

: a person recently established in a position of authority and vigorous in exercise of his duties

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Etymology

from the proverb "a new broom sweeps clean"

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“New broom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/new%20broom. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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