a new lease on life

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a new lease on life

US
: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

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

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

  3. : unfamiliar

  1. : newly, recently

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

  2. : a piece of land or property that is leased

  3. : a continuance or opportunity for continuance

  1. : to grant by lease

  2. : to hold under a lease

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

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

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

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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