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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Is this an eggcorn (or is the yolk on me?)
firstname.lastname@example.org 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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