One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A newcomer to a particular place or sphere of activity.‘what can the new kid on the block learn from the earlier Democrat's mistakes?’
novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationerView synonyms
- ‘‘They are the new kids on the block and could veto this constitution before they even become a member of the union,’ said one diplomat.’
- ‘India and China, he says, are the new kids on the block and will outperform the rest of the world because they have whole-heartedly absorbed the new mantra of globalisation.’
- ‘We're the new kids on the block in the central belt, which has brought a surge of interest among potential recruits.’
- ‘Then you have the new kids on the block where one good performance may elevate them to the top of the heap.’
- ‘Forget, all the new kids on the block, few of them are fit enough to even hand him the microphone on stage.’
- ‘With too many clubs and not enough punters we had an uphill battle to fill a 3000 + capacity venue, especially when we were the new kids on the block.’
- ‘Hearing these thirteen lads sing though, you would have no idea that they're new kids on the block.’
- ‘With the new kids on the block, cooking is less about the food you eat than the friends you invite around for dinner.’
- ‘In more than one sense, they're the new kids on the block - a marketing approach that yields benefits and drawbacks.’
- ‘But, while the club may be the new kids on the block, they are not wet behind the ears and refuse to take anything for granted or be drawn into rash predictions.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.