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#1 2011-02-06 01:23:54

Registered: 2011-02-06
Posts: 1

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.



#2 2011-02-06 04:14:25

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1864

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 .)



#3 2011-02-06 09:44:15

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2266

Re: A new leash on life



#4 2014-05-15 07:49:58

Registered: 2005-11-10
Posts: 77

Re: A new leash on life

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



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