a new lease on life
Meaning: If someone has a new lease on life, they have a new enthusiasm for living.
- After recovering from her illness, Kathy had a new lease on life and made lots of plans for the future.
- When my uncle quit drinking it gave him a new lease on life and he started doing things he hadn't done for years.
Variety: This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
After recovering from her heart operation, Misha had a new lease on life. She