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New wrinkle

noun phrase

A novel idea or technique; expedient; trick: Hey, that little gismo is a new wrinkle (1899+)
A clever device or expedient, a novelty, as in The players added a new wrinkle to victory celebrations by tossing their shirts to the crowd after the game. In the form of simply a wrinkle, this expression dates from the mid-1700s, new being added two centuries later.


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