put a new/different complexion on

Definition of put a new/different complexion on

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  having recently come into existence :  recent, modern

    :  having been seen, used, or known for a short time :  novel

    :  unfamiliar

  1. :  newly, recently

differentplay
  1. :  partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality :  dissimilar

    :  not the same: such as

    :  distinct

  1. :  differently

complexionplay
  1. :  the combination of the hot, cold, moist, and dry qualities held in medieval physiology to determine the quality of a body

    :  an individual complex of ways of thinking or feeling

    :  a complex of attitudes and inclinations


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