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feel like a new man/woman

To feel completely refreshed and in good health and spirits, especially after an exhausting or debilitating experience. After he had some time to recover from the surgery, he felt like a new man. I'll feel like a new woman once I have a shower and a good night's sleep.
See also: feel, like, man, new, woman

new man

1. A version of one's self that is completely refreshed and/or in better health and spirits, especially after an exhausting or debilitating experience. Almost always used in the phrase "feel like a new man/woman." After he had some time to recover from the surgery, he felt like a new man.
2. A man who shares household and child-rearing responsibilities equally with his wife. Often capitalized. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Jacob is definitely a New Man. He's always helping his wife around the house and taking care of the kids.
See also: man, new

new woman

see under feel like oneself.
See also: new, woman
References in classic literature ?
The New Woman of the future will be the woman with the petticoats, she who shall restore the ancient Eleusinian mysteries of the silk skirt and the tea-gown.
In the first place, this new woman understood a good deal more than was usual for young people of her age; so much indeed, that Totski could not help wondering where she had picked up her knowledge.
This new woman gave him further to understand that though it was absolutely the same to her whom he married, yet she had decided to prevent this marriage--for no particular reason, but that she chose to do so, and because she wished to amuse herself at his expense for that it was "quite her turn to laugh a little now
slept, and had now just awakened--a new woman, with a new mind.
He spoke as he had spoken at the memorable interview between them which had made a new woman of her.
Tina O'Toole's The Irish New Woman consolidates and updates that growing body of work, further developing the insights offered by the extant feminist scholarship, in particular, by integrating its findings with those of the dynamic field of transnational migration studies.
SO - I have a week off the radio and I come back and there's a new woman sat opposite me.
The 41-year-old model was named No1 Body Idol by New Woman magazine.
READERS of New Woman Magazine have Voted members of Take That top in a poll to find the 100 sexiest men in the world.
THESE pictures show mum-of-two Maria Dixon is a new woman - after pounds 35,000 worth of cosmetic surgery.
It is important to remember, Hunter points out, that the icon of the New Woman, "The Gibson Girl," was, in fact, a girl.
Bauhaus students saw themselves as radical and left-wing, sporting strange modernist appearances, especially the females with their New Woman short hair and unconventional dress.
1) Visitors on July 22 look inside the new Woman and Infants Pavilion that is expected to open soon at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster.
Entries in a journal she calls her Iyawo Book reveal Sade's thoughts about Femi and her own conflicts with her father concerning his relationship with Cynthie, the new woman in his life.
The survey of 5,000 women was carried out by New Woman magazine.