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Chris -- 2011-03-08
“In the grand scheme of things…you need psychiatric help! These were words you said November 26, 2007. Get a new leash on life and stop. Someone like you I really expected more from.”
This was is hard to Google, since apparently there is a punny animal shelter called “A New Leash On Life.” But I think it’s a keeper.
“Let’s not get bogged down in semantics.”—Homer Simpson to Gary Coleman
I was convinced that this one had already been contributed, but I couldn’t find it. Perhaps I saw it on some other site (it’s listed at http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/more.html). Or perhaps I’m just thinking of this post on “kept on a short leash”>>”kept on a short lease”: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=414
I also found ‘a new leaf on life.’ It’s what comes of combining ‘turn over a new leaf’ and ‘a new lease on life.’ Examples:
So I would like to say “Thank-you Carol Henderson of New Day Hypnotherapy for giving me a new leaf on life.” -Sherri Shipley of Adrian Missouri …
Herman gets a new leaf on life after almost falling to his death, and sets out to establish a new world record for working continuously until he drops.
They credit ACT for giving them a new leaf on life, for teaching them that there’s a lot more to life than a paycheck…
... the Youth Centre will provide young people in conflict with the law with skills that will enable them to find work and have a new leaf on life.
www.search.gov.za/info/previewDocument. … 2915151001
I love the new me and I thank god that I was afforded the opportunity and chance at a new leaf on life.
www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/membe … 1143905919
Since this is Monday, it is time for a budget update as a part of my new leaf on life.
Last edited by klakritz (2008-04-03 00:57:45)