Meaning of new broom sweeps well
What is new broom sweeps well:
The popular saying "new broom sweeps well" means that whenever an object, situation or person is "new" in someone's life, they fulfill their function perfectly and seem to overcome previous experiences.
Both objects and human relationships are subject to wear and tear, which is captured by popular wisdom through this saying.
As long as an experience is novel, everything looks efficient, fresh, or positive. Therefore, the saying expresses a relationship between profit and attrition. The less wear, the greater the benefit.
The saying applies to many situations. When a person changes an old article for a new one, they will feel rewarded for its efficiency and will value it above the previous one. For example, when you change your mobile phone or wear a pair of pants.
The same happens, metaphorically, with human relationships and certain social situations. When a person starts a new relationship, everything points to a good prognosis.
This use or meaning approximates, although not in an identical way, the meaning of another very popular saying that reads: "when there are new saints, the old ones do not perform miracles."
The saying "new broom sweeps well" is sometimes used to compare a similar previous experience and point to the irony of those who have not realized that, sooner or later, the wear and tear will make itself felt.
A variant of the saying is: "With a new broom, you sweep well." Likewise, sayings with an equivalent or similar meaning are known, such as "Everything new pleases, even if against reason", "Cedazuelo nuevo, three days on the stake" and "The new jug makes good water".