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Related to breathe life into: settle in, fill the void

breathe (new) life into something

to bring ideas and energy to something Changes in the performance have breathed new life into a show that seemed ready to close. He has promised to breathe new life into the organization.
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breathe (new) life into something

to make something that was boring seem interesting again Breathe new life into a tired old bathroom with a coat of brightly coloured paint in this season's exciting colours.
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breathe life into

Also, breathe new life into. Revive someone or something. For example, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) shows one how to breathe life into a drowning victim , or Her appointment breathed new life into the firm. This term is used both literally, for reviving a person who has stopped breathing temporarily, and figuratively, for giving new impetus to or renewing some project. Also see breath of fresh air.
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In a nutshell: Fine performances breathe life into this sturdy repertoire piece.
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