a new lease on life

noun phrase

: a chance to continue living or to become successful or popular again
This medicine gives patients a new lease on life.
After the movie was made, the book got a new lease on life.

Examples of a new lease on life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Bill Gates came to town last year, national headlines portrayed Kemmerer as a dying coal town now getting a new lease on life thanks to America's energy transition. Kirk Siegler, NPR, 28 Mar. 2024 The three dogs — a Bernese Mountain dog and two other small dog breeds — will need medical assistance from their future families Three dogs in Pennsylvania have a new lease on life after being rescued. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2024 Either way, a new lease on home provides a new lease on life, and perhaps a less avoidant relationship with your past. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Mar. 2024 Despite her initial hesitation with joining the adult subscription platform, The Sopranos star, 52, shared how she's received a new lease on life after the service saved her from the brink of financial ruin. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2024 The remedial work of man to give oysters a new lease on life is very heavy lifting, assuring that water beds are adequately prepped with shell or rock for new and developing oyster colonies, and then seeded and followed for six years. Louise Schiavone, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 But the development of more effective medications in the ’90s gave patients with the once fatal disease a new lease on life. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 In the first Book Club, Vivian (Jane Fonda), Sharon (Candice Bergen), Carol (Mary Steenburgen), and Diane (Diane Keaton) spark a new lease on life after 50 Shades of Grey inspires them to be more daring in their own lives. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 12 May 2023 Making a change will give you a new lease on life and encourage you to invest more time and money in your future. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024

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“A new lease on life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20new%20lease%20on%20life. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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