Definition of the new kid on the block in English:

the new kid on the block

phrase

informal
  • 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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We're the new kids on the block in the central belt, which has brought a surge of interest among potential recruits.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘Hearing these thirteen lads sing though, you would have no idea that they're new kids on the block.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then you have the new kids on the block where one good performance may elevate them to the top of the heap.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Forget, all the new kids on the block, few of them are fit enough to even hand him the microphone on stage.’
    • ‘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.’
    novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationer
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