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a new lease of life
if so. has a new lease of life, they become healthy, active, or happy again after being weak, ill, or tired
give somebody the runaround
to deliberately avoid giving so. a definite answer,esp. when they are asking you to do sth
dirt ˈcheap
extremely cheap
put somebody's nose out of joint
to annoy someone, especially by attracting everyone's attention away from them
square deal
square deal
honest and fair treatment from someone, especially in business
spread yourself too thin
to try to do too many things at the same time so that you do not do any of them effectively
make a beeline for somebody/something
to go quickly and directly towards someone or something
stiff upper lip
the ability to stay calm and not show your feelings in a difficult or upsetting situation
at/on short notice
if you do something at short notice, you do not have very much time to prepare for it
take something at face value
1.to accept a situation or accept what someone says, without thinking there may be a hidden meaning
2.[sing, uncoun.] the value or cost shown on the front of something such as a stamp or coin