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break new (or fresh) ground

Definition of break new or fresh ground in English:

Do something innovative and beneficial: this case breaks new ground of great constitutional importance
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  • This innovative method plainly breaks new ground.
  • In 1901, the hotel also broke new ground with the introduction of the first automatic telephone equipment in Shanghai.
  • Many of these advertisements broke new ground and initiated a completely fresh style in British commercial art.
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