back from the dead


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back from the dead

1. 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! The doctors essentially brought the man back from the dead after his heart stopped for a full 30 minutes.
2. Reappearing or regaining popularity after a period of absence or decline. I haven't seen her in years, and now she's suddenly back from the dead, so she must want something. I bought bell-bottoms because '70s fashions are coming back from the dead.
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