Posted by: Dutch | February 13, 2010

New kid on the block

Meaning

The cartoon "Skippy"

A new arrival in an area or in a group of young friends.

Origin

Unsurprisingly, this phrase is of US origin. It is first seen there in the 1940s. The earliest citation I can find is in this ‘Skippy’ cartoon, by Percy Crosby, from The Lowell Sun And Citizen-Leader, December 1941.

– Sincerest thanks to Gary Martin of The Phrase Finder

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