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new wrinkle

noun phrase

A novel idea or technique; expedient; trick: Hey, that little gismo is a new wrinkle (1899+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • If it's not a new wrinkle in nuclear fission, it's a gun to shoot around corners and down winding staircases.

    Belly Laugh Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Mr. Bernard Shaw put a new wrinkle in the stiffened parchment of Caesar's biography.

    The Critical Game John Albert Macy
  • Well stroll over to the main grounds and see what new wrinkle these ambitious fellows are getting up.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • Like some other things in this Caribbean cruise entourage, this man Goff was a new wrinkle, and a rather astounding one.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
  • "A new wrinkle, that," said the Colonel, as the Sergeant left.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals William H. Armstrong
Idioms and Phrases with new wrinkle

new wrinkle

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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