Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

breathe new life into

breathe new life into
Meaning(s)
1) fill with new enthusiasm or energy
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • breathe new life into a company/team/party
  • Analysis
    To 'breathe new life into something' means to approach it with renewed energy or to invigorate or refresh it in some way. You could 'breathe new life into a project', or 'breathe new life into a building', for example. This is an idiomatic expression used in both social and professional situations.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The electorate hoped that the new budget would breathe new life into the economy.
    2. The young families breathed new life into the sleepy town.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The new CEO was brought in to breathe new life into the ailing company.
    2. The two interns have some great ideas and breathe new life into the office.
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