a new lease on life

Definition of a new lease on life


  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having recently come into existence :  recent, modern

    :  having been seen, used, or known for a short time :  novel

    :  unfamiliar

  1. :  newly, recently

  1. :  a contract by which one conveys real estate, equipment, or facilities for a specified term and for a specified rent

    :  the act of such conveyance or the term for which it is made

    :  a piece of land or property that is leased

  1. :  to grant by lease

    :  to hold under a lease

  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

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a brief usually trivial fact

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