What does 'New brush sweeps clean' mean?
Meaning: 'A new brush sweeps clean' means that someone with a new perspective can make great changes. However, the full version is 'a new brush sweeps clean, but an old brush knows the corners', which warns that experience is also a valuable thing. Sometimes 'broom' is used instead of 'brush'.
Contributor: Richard Flynn
Country: International English | Subject Area: Profession, work or study | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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