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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.
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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
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new man

see under feel like oneself.
See also: man, new

new woman

see under feel like oneself.
See also: new, woman
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

a ˌnew ˈman

(British English) a man who shares the work in the home that is traditionally done by women, such as cleaning, cooking and taking care of children. New men are considered sensitive and not aggressive: He is comfortable with his ‘new man’ image, and has been known to leave the office early to go home and cook dinner for his family.
See also: man, new
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For spread across the front page, under the headline, ``Welsh rugby's new man with a vision promises rapid changes,'' was our introduction to the newly-appointed chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, David Moffett.
Our spies clocked the X Factor star cosying up to (read: snogging the face off) a new man at Heathrow airport; and not just any new man.
The 67-year-old joked: "I was told this operation would make me a new man and my wife Rita says she could do with a new man."
QI am going out with a fantastic new man who seems to feel just the same way as I do.
Lifestyle psychotherapist Christine Webber said, ``Don't be fooled by the myth of the New Man. He may be getting in touch with his feminine side in the bathroom but when it comes to the kitchen he still sees his role as the hunter-gatherer, not the chef.''