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grow back

To return to a previous length or degree of growth, as after having been cut or trimmed. I know you're not thrilled with your new haircut, but don't worry, it's just hair—it'll grow back. When do you think that part of the bush will grow back? I didn't realize how much it was hiding our ugly porch.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

grow back

[for something that has come off] to grow back again. (Includes parts of plants and some animals, fingernails, toenails, etc.) The lizard's tail grew back in a few months. The leaves will grow back in a month or so.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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