make a comeback

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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Both the 16-under and 18-under Southern California Athletics dropped into the losers' brackets of their respective tournaments and tried to make a comeback.
Injury-riddled pitcher Steve Ontiveros, who is trying to make a comeback from elbow surgery, hopes to make a minor league rehab start with the Angels next week.