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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-01 09:36:01

Registered: 2005-11-01
Posts: 3

New lease OF life - for - new lease ON life

Is this an eggcorn (or is the yolk on me?) reports: “Antibiotics get new lease of life”
Antibiotics get new lease of life. Mark Peplow. Drug-resistant bacteria can be forced to eject their protective DNA …

A new lease OF life is presumably a second go (as in reincarnation), whereas a new lease ON life implies you are already in residence, and have just been assured of an extension.

Yes? No? Maybe?


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