Idiom of the Week: “A New Lease Of Life”


The last few weeks have been very busy; I cannot believe how hard it is to raise funds to make my dream of teaching abroad come true…anyway; here is this week’s Idiom of the Week. This week it is “a new lease of life”.

Meaning: If someone has a new lease of life, they have a new enthusiasm for living.

For example:

  • After recovering from her illness, Kathy had a new lease of life and made lots of plans for the future.
  • When my uncle quit drinking it gave him a new lease of life and he started doing things he hadn’t done for years.

Note: The variation “a new lease on life” is used in American English.

Definition from English Club