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#1 2011-02-06 01:23:54

joshuakeck
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Registered: 2011-02-06
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A new leash on life

I heard this the other day when a young lady was describing her excitement about having a new leash on life. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that it was a new lease on life. Then it struck me, a new leash on life could work too. It has a certain quality of power and control over one’s destiny I liked it, but it definitely belongs here.

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#2 2011-02-06 04:14:25

DavidTuggy
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Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1956
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Re: A new leash on life

I like it too, though the picture I somehow got at first had the young lady on the other end of the leash, with a new master running her life. The interpretation you gave makes somewhat better sense, but this one insists on persisting in my mind.

Welcome to the forum, joshua!


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 2011-02-06 09:44:15

kem
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Re: A new leash on life


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Latest book: Boundary Layer

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#4 2014-05-15 07:49:58

Dadge
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Registered: 2005-11-10
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Re: A new leash on life

The correct form is “a new lease of life” :-)

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#5 2015-11-24 13:24:09

darrssarah
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Registered: 2015-11-24
Posts: 1

Re: A new leash on life

Hello,

I’m new to this forum but I find my self in a hilarious situation that I had to reply this thread.
I was googling for “A New Leash On Life”, it’s an animal shelter that a friend of mine told me about it , a very interesting project by the way. I was going through the results and found this thread . I start to read the first post without even see the forum title and what was all about.. I was so lost but then I started to understand and I laughed so much.
Very good interpretation and funny must say.
Thanks

Kind Regards
Sarah VD

Last edited by darrssarah (2015-11-24 13:24:45)

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#6 2015-11-24 21:02:10

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
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Re: A new leash on life

Welcome, Sarah. Keep browsing and chortling.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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