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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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