lease

(redirected from leased)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to leased: lessee, subletting, subleased

a new lease of life

1. An occasion or opportunity for a renewed enjoyment in, enthusiasm for, or appreciation of one's life. Primarily heard in UK. After finding out that the tests came back negative for cancer, I feel as though I've been given a new lease of life! Mary's gotten a new lease of life ever since her daughter was born.
2. An extension or increase in the time in which something or someone can be useful or successful. Primarily heard in UK. Our company was given a new lease of life when we partnered with the global corporation. John's film got a new lease of life when his wealthy grandfather agreed to fund the rest of the production.
See also: lease, life, new, of

new lease on life

A new chance to happy, healthy, or successful after surviving a hardship. After the doctor declared that her cancer was in remission, Harriet felt like she had a new lease on life.
See also: lease, life, new, on

a new lease on life

An occasion or opportunity for a renewed enjoyment in, enthusiasm for, or appreciation of one's life. After finding out that the tests came back negative, I feel as though I've been given a new lease on life! Mary's gotten a new lease on life ever since her daughter was born.
See also: lease, life, new, on

give a new lease of life

1. To give one occasion or opportunity for a renewed enjoyment in, enthusiasm for, or appreciation of one's life. A noun or pronoun can be used between "give" and "a." After finding out that the tests came back negative for cancer, I feel as though I've been given a new lease of life!
2. To improve or refurbish something that is worn or old. A noun or pronoun can be used between "give" and "a." That new engine has really given my car a new lease of life.
See also: give, lease, life, new, of

lease up

1. To grant the use or occupation of an entire building or premises under the terms of a lease. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "lease" and "up." An investment group bought the entire property, kicked out the previous tenants, and leased it up at much higher rates to foreign businesses. They managed to lease up the house after it had been on the market for less than a month.
2. To be granted use or occupation under the terms of a lease. How long do you think it will take for the house to lease up in the current market conditions?
See also: lease, up

lease something back

to sell something, then rent it from the buyer. We sold the building to a real estate firm and then leased it back. There was some tax saving involved. We leased back the building.
See also: back, lease

lease something from someone

to rent something from someone. We decided to lease the building from the owner rather than buying it. The company always leases its cars from the dealership.
See also: lease

lease something (out) to someone

to rent something to someone. The company leases cars out to its customers. Can you lease this building to me for two years? Lease out only the first two floors.
See also: lease

new lease on life

Cliché a renewed and revitalized outlook on life. Getting the job offer was a new lease on life. When I got out of the hospital, I felt as if I had a new lease on life.
See also: lease, life, new, on

new lease on life

A fresh start; renewed vigor and good health, as in Since they bought his store Dad has had a new lease on life. This term with its allusion to a rental agreement dates from the early 1800s and originally referred only to recovery from illness. By the mid-1800s it was applied to any kind of fresh beginning.
See also: lease, life, new, on

a new lease of life

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

a new lease on life

BRITISH
COMMON If someone or something is given a new lease of life or a new lease on life, something makes them successful once again or improves their condition. The old oak table was another bargain, picked up for just £4 and given a new lease of life by Kim's mother. After a career as a comedian, he found a new lease of life as an actor. Swimming gave me a new lease on life — I found I had much more energy to do stuff. Note: Words such as another, fresh, or second are sometimes used instead of new. T-shirts and hats can be given a fresh lease of life with glass beads. Note: A lease is a contract by which you can rent property for a fixed period of time.
See also: lease, life, new, of

a new lease of (or on) life

a substantially improved prospect of life or use after rejuvenation or repair.
1997 BBC Vegetarian Good Food Give salads, sandwiches and jacket spuds a new lease of life with a spoonful of flavoured mayonnaise.
See also: lease, life, new, of

a (ˌnew) lease of ˈlife

(British English) (American English a (ˌnew) lease on ˈlife) a chance for somebody/something to live/last longer; a chance to get more enjoyment and satisfaction out of life: The successful heart operation gave him a new lease of life.The outside of the city hall has just been thoroughly cleaned and it’s given the old place a new lease on life.
See also: lease, life, of

lease up

v.
1. To fully lease some building: The housing agency leased up the new apartment building in record time. After the new building had been on the market for only one week, the real estate agent had leased it up. The retail spaces were leased up before construction even started.
2. To become fully leased: The new office building leased up in less than a week.
See also: lease, up

a new lease on life

An opportunity to improve one's circumstances or outlook.
See also: lease, life, new, on
References in periodicals archive ?
Fabrizio Ferri's Industria Superstudio Group, creative photography and events studio, leased 500 s/f of office and studio space.
As your company grows, you may need to relocate the leased equipment to another location, subsidiary or other affiliated company in a distant city.
leased 1,250 square feet, and Washington Pet took 7,715 square feet at Capitol Plaza in Bangor.
As part of our reset analysis, we also have begun the process of evaluating our decision to renew certain bundles of leased properties under the Master Lease Agreements.
which has leased 2,378 SF at 120 White Plains Road.
This report has become the benchmark on which all other net leased reports are measured" says Randy Blankstein, President of Boulder Net Lease Funds.
Westchester County Central Business District: Downtown White Plains led the county with 369,270 square feet of space leased in the first half of 1999, an 89 percent increase over activity in the first half of 1998.
There, the City had leased - or at a minimum, licensed - certain space to a day-care center.
This very specific reference should include an itemization of all equipment and/or a plan showing not only the space leased, but also the specific equipment to be installed and its location.
7 million square feet of space was leased in Fairfield County in 1998, down from 1997's exceptional activity level, but on par with 1996's total.
At the end of lease, the customer has the option to purchase the leased equipment at a price that does not exceed the fair market value of the equipment.
Waldbaum, an operator of a chain of supermarkets in the New York metropolitan area, leased space for one of its markets in the shopping center in Manhassett owned by Fifth Avenue of Long Island, the landlord.
Boulder Net Lease Funds, LLC, a leading national investor in net leased properties, announced today that it acquired a single tenant net leased building in Lenexa, Kansas leased to Sprint.
A) The rent reserved by such lease, without acceleration, for the greater of one year, or 15 percent, not to exceed three years, of the remaining term of such lease, following the earlier of: (i) the date of the filing of the petition; and (ii) the date on which such lessor repossessed, or the lessee surrendered, the leased property; plus
While the Park Avenue and Fifth/Madison segments performed well, Midtown as a whole had more space returned than leased in August.