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

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rise from the dead

If someone or something comes back from the dead or rises from the dead, they become active or successful again after a period of being inactive or unsuccessful. I could not believe I had done it. I had come back from the dead and my career had survived the ultimate test. After all, this was a company that, by all appearances, had risen from the dead. Note: You can also say that someone raises something from the dead when they make it active or successful again after a period of being inactive or unsuccessful. The company has been working on the scheme to raise this inner-city area from the dead since 1982.
See also: back, come, dead
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The fairytale continues for the US teenage tennis sensation in the women's singles tournament after coming back from the dead to defy her opponent on Centre Court.
Despite claiming a record 97 points in finishing Premier League runners-up and coming back from the dead against Barcelona, the Scot insists they will only deserve something from their season if they manage to see off Tottenham.
After coming back from the dead on Wednesday night, they will surely believe anything is possible.
Soon, Ellie's mangy cat coming back from the dead becomes the least of Louis' worries!
Being old enough to have witnessed the launch of the mighty River City, which initially struggled to keep its head above water before coming back from the dead like Gilly Gilchrist's much lamented dodgy lawyer Archie Buchanan - now that was a story!
Marvel characters are known for coming back from the dead. 
BRENDAN RODGERS celebrated Celtic coming back from the dead to reach the Europa League knock-out stages - then admitted he thought it was all over when he saw his own supporters sneaking out.
First by coming back from the dead after a 2016 parliamentary coup, then again last year in ending Theresa May's Tory majority.
And if the Bible is anything to go by, if she does conceive it will be a boy not a ghoul (apologies) who will meet an untimely and painful end aged 33 before coming back from the dead to save us all.
"It's like coming back from the dead that night against Dortmund.
Turkey were one of only three nations yet to score but their drought ended after ten minutes and set up the possibility of them coming back from the dead.
During this phase, Mumbai have won the IPL and the Champions League T20 once, apart from coming back from the dead after five losses in a row last year to make the play-offs.
There are three major events in Jesus' life that most Christian churches commemorate with special services: Christmas, celebrating Jesus' incarnation and birth; Good Friday, commemorating His crucifixion and death; and Easter Sunday, celebrating His resurrection--His coming back from the dead. Some churches include Pentecost Sunday as the church's birthday.
Dyson scored a fantastic win coming back from 17-10 in his first game against Liam Griffin, then comfortably brushing aside Johnstone and Wayne Ditchfield before coming back from the dead against Wilson, who won the Brighouse Classic the previous evening.