a new lease of life
Meaning: If someone has a new lease of life, they have a new enthusiasm for living.
- 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.
Variety: This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
After winning her battle with cancer, Misha had a new lease of life. She was going to