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A New Lease on Life

The English idiom a new lease on life (British English = a new lease of life) refers to a second chance that offers a new perspective and an improved quality of life. This term is often used in connection with life-changing or life-saving medical treatments that give people a second chance at life as well as in reference to companies that are able to improve their performance, results and overall situation after having had serious difficulties. For example:

Losing weight gave me
a new lease on life.
Drastically cutting costs gave the company
a new lease on life.
Kidney transplants give patients
a new lease on life.

In the video below, you will learn about man who got
a new lease on life after having a heart transplant.

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