give (something) new life

idiom

: to make (something) more active, interesting, etc.
Falling interest rates gave the housing market new life.
often + to
Falling interest rates gave new life to the housing market.

Examples of give (something) new life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week: Ariana Grande’s Eternal Sunshine rises on streaming, the Oscars give new life to a pair of Barbie hits, a Masego favorite gets the TikTok fancam treatment and more. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 13 Mar. 2024 Lainey Wilson is the latest artist to give new life to a song that was lost in time. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2023 Elizabeth Debicki isn't the first actress to give new life to the late Princess Diana, born Diana Spencer — see who else has captivated audiences over the decades by playing the People's Princess Over the years, several talented women have stepped into Princess Diana's shoes to tell her story. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 Their findings, reported recently in Nature, could give new life to many items that end up in landfills. Susan Cosier, Scientific American, 9 Sep. 2023 Related Shoe lovers of the world unite: Boston startup aims to give new life to old pumps. Thomas Lee, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 While there are many ways to cook corn—from the grill to the air fryer—this recipe for cooking corn in a cast-iron skillet is a great way to give new life to out-of-season or starchy-tasting corn. Julia Levy, Southern Living, 2 July 2023 Creating a plane with less of a boom could convince aviation regulators to allow the plane to travel over land and in turn, give new life to supersonic travel. Dallas News, 11 Feb. 2022 Indeed, the goal is to find creative design solutions with what is at hand, to give new life to the leftovers. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Sep. 2020

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“Give (something) new life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28something%29%20new%20life. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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