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Re: A new lease on /of life

Posted by Bob on November 09, 2001

In Reply to: A new lease on /of life posted by Neil Frowe on November 08, 2001

: A new lease on life seems to make sense, suggesting that life is once again yours to occupy, like a property. Why then is it always quoted as a new lease of life? Any sources, folks?

Never heard "of" over these past 58 years. Always "on."