put a new/different complexion on


: to change the appearance of (something) : to cause (something) to be seen or thought about in a new way
That information puts a whole new complexion on the case.

Examples of put a new/different complexion on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The recent reopening of the mainland Chinese box office, including a $1 billion Chinese New Year holiday season, has put a different complexion on the global theatrical industry. Patrick Frater, Variety, 14 Mar. 2023

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“Put a new/different complexion on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20a%20new%2Fdifferent%20complexion%20on. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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