rise from the dead

rise from the dead

1. Literally, to return to life or a life-like state after death. Easter is the holy celebration of when Christ rose from the dead. It's yet another film about zombies rising from the dead to eat the living.
2. To wake from a very lengthy, deep sleep. I was wondering what time you'd rise from the dead! It was nearly two in the afternoon by the time we finally rose from the dead.
See also: dead, rise
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rise from the dead

 and rise from the grave
Fig. to come back to life after being dead. Albert didn't rise from the dead. He wasn't dead in the first place. The movie was about a teenager who rose from the grave and haunted his high school friends.
See also: dead, rise
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Yet WHY should I not rise from the dead? I should require at first but to go cautiously and patiently and the rest would follow.
It would be a joke, if hair could rise from the dead!"
I would fain see the feasting at the funeral of Athelstane; for, if it be not full and frequent, he will rise from the dead to rebuke cook, sewer, and cupbearer; and that were a sight worth seeing.
I wouldn't take the trouble to rise from the dead to be an Osterman.
Tagle said they were fearful that His promise to rise from the dead might come true.
It is within these Biblical accounts that the proof and the testimonies of those who witnessed Jesus die and rise from the dead are recorded.
Now my kids believe their cat will also rise from the dead."
Speaking at the behest of General Michel Aoun, the MP and, with reference to Jesus's rise from the Dead, likewise, vowed to roll the stone of the sepulcher of the regime saying this would allow the resurrection of partnership and restoration of lost Christian rights.
If Ljubco Georgievski is to rise from the dead - I do not know.
Evidently it is to placate opposition from his coalition partners in crime to prevent further cracks, or should that be ravines, and allow Cleggy to attempt a 'Lazarus' and rise from the dead by playing the good guy.
"Yes two blokes got cru-ci-fied this week ...and both will most cer-tainly rise from the dead to come back to haunt a few people!!" he wrote in the mail.
For Mr Jackson's information, Christ did rise from the dead and the Church is still meeting the needs of society and miracles are still happening here in 2009.
TONY O'SHEA reached his first BDO World Championships final at the Lakeside Country Club by warding off a bid from former undertaker Darryl Fitton to rise from the dead.
To death as a fact, no doubt we are right: But if Sins can be forgiven, if bodies rise from the dead,
It's not the first time we've bid goodbye to Ozzy - who was sacked from Black Sabbath in 1978 only to rise from the dead with the Blizzard of Ozz - and it's unlikely to be the last.