give a new lease of life

give somebody a new lease of life

  (British & Australian) also give somebody a new lease on life (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 really has given her a new lease of life.
See also: give, lease, life, new, of

give something a new lease of life

to improve something that was old or old-fashioned so that it works better or looks better I've had that blue sofa re-covered and it's really given it a new lease of life.
See also: give, lease, life, new, of