come to life

come to life
come to life
1. Lit. to act as if alive after a period of seeming not to be alive. •

As the anesthetic wore off, the patient came to life.

After CPR, the child came to life.

2. Fig. to become vigorous or lively. •

About midnight, the party really came to life.

The actors didn't come to life until the middle of the second act.

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Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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