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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It's like coming back from the dead that night against Dortmund.
COMEDY TV show The Munsters is coming back from the dead, half a century after it last aired.
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.
ANDY MURRAY ensured another big name didn't exit the Monte Carlo Masters after coming back from the dead to defeat world No.
WELLBEING MORAL: Live today IN movies, anything can happen, including coming back from the dead as a person made of snowflakes.
My life support is yours to turn off and this time I won't be 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.
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.
A] real and painful consideration of the way coming back from the dead five years later changed physically but the same mentally would have on a person.
I saw Michelle Rodriguez coming back from the dead, and I saw Mila playing a suburban housewife," he said.
They have a habit of coming back from the dead and on Saturday, with a cricket score looming at the break, they came out and put 27 unanswered points on the board.
This story of 33 miners coming back from the dead was made all the more inspiring, of course, because it had a happy conclusion.
There have certainly been some spectacular matches this week: Dementieva overcoming Venus for the first time in 5 years; Wozniacki coming back from the dead against Azarenka; Serena saving match point, again against Venus.