a new lease of life

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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.
See also: lease, life, new, of
References in classic literature ?
With water, food, and oil aboard, we felt that we had obtained a new lease of life.
France, and an annuity that would support you there in luxury, would give you a new lease of life, would transfer you to a new existence.
And yet I hate to think of this old scandal gaining a new lease of life.
The quartet seem to have put their notorious inner-band conflicts and Pete Doherty's drug use behind them to embark on a new lease of life and will be touring the UK early in the new year.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A shipping joint venture (JV) between Iran and India, that ferried crude oil to India for four decades until the July 2012 western sanctions, could get a new lease of life, after the Persian Gulf nation and global powers reached a nuclear understanding last week that will lead to the lifting of these sanctions.
I don't like to colour my hair but the glossing treatment has given my colour a new lease of life.
They've all done well and Robbie in particular seems like he's had a new lease of life.
Peter Rabbit was given a new lease of life last year, 110 years after Beatrix Potter's original book was published, when actress Emma Thompson wrote The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit which proved to be a big hit.
A GRANDMOTHER has been given a new lease of life after becoming the first patient in Wales to have a revolutionary new pacemaker fitted.
Summary: Dubai's Jebel Ali Village is getting a new lease of life, thanks to a Dh50.
And it means a new lease of life for one of West Bromwich's best known properties which dates back to 1918.
His new-found fame as a spitting image for Pope Francis may give a new lease of life to those familiar catch-phrases "super, smashing, great.
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Summary: The Government is planning to give Britain's rail network a new lease of life by investing around Au9bn.
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