big brother

big brother

the state perceived as a sinister force supervising citizens' lives.

Big brother comes from the slogan Big Brother is watching you in George Orwell's novel 7984.

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a new broom

a newly appointed person who is likely to make far-reaching changes

This phrase comes from the proverb a new broom sweeps clean.

a broth of a boy

a lively boy – Irish

too many cooks spoil the broth

If too many people are involved in a task or activity, it will not be done well. – proverb

1997 - Times - Too many cooks spoil the broth and at Apple there is now the equivalent of Marco Pierre White, Anton Mosimann and Nico Ladenis.

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