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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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a new lease of life

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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.
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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.
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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
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The leasers control the capital which is wanted by owners and lacking among team leaders or workers.
Also, the department may collect the defined fees on registration of "musataha" structure contracts, exit contracts, donation in kind contracts, wills, mortgage, debt conversion, family waqf and leaser heir's rights.
Leaser has been recognized by the art and photographic communities for his groundbreaking techniques.
Community Director Stacey Manzella said the Great Room has made it easier to turn lookers into leasers.
Kuzbari confirmed the bank would not be from the Middle East, where Novus Aviation works with a number of institutions that are co-investors as well as banks that lend capital to the financier and leaser.
The city's approach in renting the space is to offer the entire floor to a single leaser, who would then sublease three to five partitioned sections to businesses, the same format the city is using with the Major Taylor Boulevard garage ground floor in an attempt to limit turnover.
What we are trying to do is close the loophole, to say, If you are a leaser of city property, you have (the) same obligation when you subcontract low-wage service jobs as if the city was the contractor.
One obvious feature of medical equipment financial leasing is that a leaser owns both a creditor's rights and real right, which is a trading form separating ownership and use rights.
Tracing the chain of renters is very difficult, despite knowing the original leaser who we hold responsible, but this doesn't resolve anything as a replacement is always waiting in line," he said.
The System also generates various reports such as empty land spaces, evaluates leaser with vacant space, statement of account for owners and tenants etc.
The state agriculture department has also launched an interactive Web site for agricultural landowners seeking leasers and potential farmers looking for land at www.
Under a law set to take effect in February, all auto leasers will need a permit to park their vehicles on their lots.
EDO told the meeting that farmers having irrigation land up to 25 acres have been declared eligible for competition while Mazarin (cultivators) / leasers were also declared eligible of submitting applications after verification of documents from Tehsil committee.
The aircraft have already gone back to the leasers and the staff have been let go," said the airline's chief executive officer when it went into liquidation, Richard Nuttall, yesterday.