New-lease-on-life meaning

An opportunity to live longer than was expected, due to some kind of reprieve.

The heart transplant has given him a new lease on life.

The facelift proposed for the old theatre may well give it a new lease on life.

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Figuratively, an opportunity to an improved quality of life, due to some change in circumstances.

The latest developments in drugs to treat patients with bipolar disorders have given many a new lease on life.

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