new lease on life

a) An opportunity to live longer than was expected, due to some kind of reprieve.

The heart transplant has given him a new lease on life.

b) Figuratively, an opportunity to an improved quality of life, due to some change in circumstances.

The facelift proposed for the old theatre may well give it a new lease on life.


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  • New lease of life —   If someone finds new enthusiasm and energy for something, they have a new lease of life …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • new lease of life — If someone finds new enthusiasm and energy for something, they have a new lease of life …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • new lease on life — {n. phr.} A new chance to live; an improved manner of living. * /After his illness and his retirement, living in Hawaii was a new lease on life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • new lease on life — {n. phr.} A new chance to live; an improved manner of living. * /After his illness and his retirement, living in Hawaii was a new lease on life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • new lease of life —    If someone finds new enthusiasm and energy for something, they have a new lease of life.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A person who has a new lease of life has a chance to live longer or with greater enjoyment or satisfaction.    … …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • new\ lease\ on\ life — n. phr. A new chance to live; an improved manner of living. After his illness and his retirement, living in Hawaii was a new lease on life …   Словарь американских идиом

  • new lease on life — See a new lease on life …   English idioms

  • new lease on life — new chance to live, extra time to live …   English contemporary dictionary

  • new lease of life —  Renewal of lost powers or possibilities …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • give someone a new lease of life — give (someone) a new lease of life British & Australian, American if something gives someone a new lease of life, it makes them happy or healthy and gives them new energy after a period of illness or sadness. The operation was such a success it… …   New idioms dictionary

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