rise like a phoenix from the ashes

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rise like a phoenix from the ashes

To emerge from a devastating situation renewed, revitalized, or reborn. In Egyptian mythology, the phoenix bird would burn itself on a pyre and then rise anew from the ashes every 500 years. After his startup company went bankrupt, he vowed to rise like a phoenix from the ashes. Now, his new company has a $20 million valuation. Carly is feisty—she'll rise like a phoenix from the ashes of her failed marriage. The country has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of this devastating civil war.
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