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make a comeback

to return to one's former (successful) career. After ten years in retirement, the singer made a comeback. You're never too old to make a comeback.
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make a comeback

Also, stage a comeback. Achieve a success after retirement or failure, as in After years in mediocre movies, she made a comeback on Broadway, or The humble hamburger is about to stage a comeback. [Colloquial; c. 1920] Also see come back, def. 1.
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The Irish Daily Mirror exclusively revealed four months ago that Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch and Gately were planning a festive comeback with a single, album and TV special.
Comeback Kids, originally known as the Local Hero Patient Celebration Program, recognizes young individuals between the ages of seven and 17 who, despite having IBD and/or an ostomy, live active, productive lives while managing their illness.
According to reports, Geoff Huegill's spectacular comeback to win gold at the Commonwealth Games also inspired Thorpe to return.
But legs are weak after they've worked so hard only to witness one of the great comebacks of this or any other postseason.
Diego Maradona admits he was astonished by Liverpool's comeback: "Even the Brazil team that won the 1970 World Cup could not have staged a comeback with Milan leading 3-0.
Definitely a huge comeback for us and we never gave up, and that was big," said Nowitzki.
I'll be gone by this time next year and when I go, you won't see me making any comebacks," said the Hitman.
Other celebrated comebacks included Christopher Biggins, the Spice Girls, Mr T from The A-Team, perms, Doctor Who and Led Zeppelin.
the Louisiana Superdome, with the New Orleans Marriott Hotels Comeback package
Additionally, ConvaTec and the WOCN Society will present the WOC Nurse Great Comebacks Award, a recognition honoring a WOC nurse who has been instrumental in helping one of these recipients achieve their "great comeback.
Covered in baby oil and flexing their muscles, the Dublin lads recreated the famous scene from the classic film to celebrate the launch of their comeback tour.
Walter Swinburn made a wonderful comeback last Monday at Windsor.
In the greatest PGA European Tour comeback in more than 30 years, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Thomas Bjorn overcame a first-round 78 and a nine-stroke deficit in the Irish Open, birdieing the final two holes at Carton House Golf Club Monday to win by one stroke.
All proceeds from the "Make a Comeback" Silent Auction will go to the Goals for Life Foundation to help empower people to overcome life threatening illnesses and physical disabilities to achieve their dream and "make a comeback.
Summary: Spandau Ballet have proved they are still box office gold as the hometown leg of their comeback tour sold out in 20 minutes.