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English definition of “give sb/sth a new lease of life”

give sb/sth a new lease of life

UK (US give sb/sth a new lease on life)
to make someone feel happy or healthy after a period of illness or sadness: The operation has given her a new lease of life.Energetic and lively to improve something that was old so that it works much betterMaking things betterBecoming better
(Definition of give sb/sth a new lease of life from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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