come back from the dead

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come back from the dead

1. To become reanimated after death. If you don't do exactly what I want at my funeral, I'll come back from the dead and harass you all!
2. To reappear or regain popularity after a period of absence or decline. I haven't seen her in years, and now she's suddenly come back from the dead, so she must want something. I bought bell-bottoms because '70s fashions are coming back from the dead.
See also: back, come, dead

come back from the dead

  also rise from the dead
to become successful or popular again after a period of not being successful or popular This was a company that had risen from the dead under the new direction of Tom Wiles.
See also: back, come, dead