new lease on life
- 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.
- (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.