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#1 2013-12-24 06:47:47

Dixon Wragg
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 715

"turn over a new lease"

Considering how similar the meanings of “turn over a new leaf” and “new lease on life” are, some blends of these are to be expected. klakritz has mentioned “new leaf on life” in the third post on this page: … hp?id=2596

Googling yields lots of examples of “turn over a new lease”. Here are a few:

You’ll enjoy the power of making a difference in the word and the burglar can turn over a new lease – maybe you can find him a job … 902AAWf81j

Today is the day I turn over a new lease and take action. No more candy and cookies (a little bit won’t hurt); no more chewing tobacc-y and barroom brawls.

The story revolves over No Eun Seol a girl who was a trouble-maker in her youth and has tried to turn over a new lease in life.

There is a section under “Bonus Materials” That spells out what an abuser needs to do to come clean and turn over a new lease on life. … yre-doing/

Given the similarities in both the meaning of the original phrases and the sound of “leaf” and “lease”, I think this is eggcornish.



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