new wine in old wineskins

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New policies put into established ones.

Etymology:

  • From Matthew 9:17 of the King James Bible. "Neither do men put new wine into old bottles; else the bottles break, and the wine runeth out, and the bottles perish; but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved."
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Submitted on July 10, 2018

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