(as) good as new

(as) good as new

In good or perfect condition, sometimes after an act of restoration. When I broke my foot, I was in a cast for six weeks, but now I'm as good as new. Look at this vintage comic book I found in the attic—it's good as new! Once I sand and paint this old chair, it will be as good as new.
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*good as new

Cliché as good as when it was new; as well or as healthy as normal. (*Also: as ∼.) A little rest and I'll be as good as new.
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good as new

COMMON
1. If something is as good as new, it is in the same perfect condition it was when it was new. You can use a damp cloth to get your keyboard looking as good as new. Note: You can also talk about a good-as-new thing. These upmarket second-hand shops deal in good-as-new clothes with prestige labels.
2. If a person who has been ill is as good as new, they have recovered completely. I'd worked myself into near exhaustion, but after a week's vacation I was as good as new. He'll lose a few kilos, but he'll finish up as good as new.
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as good as new

in a very good condition or state, especially close to the original state after damage, injury, or illness.
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(as) ˌgood as ˈnew

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like ˈnew

in very good condition, as it was when it was new: I’ve had your coat cleaned — it’s as good as new now.
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