to come to life

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - come to life

"to come to life"

to become animated and vigorous


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - come to life

"to come to life"

to appear lifelike


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - come to life

"to come to life"

to become a reality


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - come to life

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did you see how Frank's quiet mood changed radically when Karen came in?

Friend 2:  Frank really came to life. He started telling stories and laughing and smiling.

Friend 1:  I think Frank really likes Karen.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - come to life

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did you enjoy that novel I recommended?

Friend 2:  It was amazing. It was like I knew the characters and expected them to walk in at any moment.

Friend 1:  The author really knows how to make characters come to life.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - come to life

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How's the planning for the advertising campaign going?

Colleague 2:  After three month of hard work, I think we will launch next week.

Colleague 1:  It is very interesting to see an idea go from a person's head to the printed page to actually seeing TV ads and billboards in reality.

Colleague 2:  It will be great to see the project come to life.

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to come to life - Gerund Form:

Coming to life, the party finally became fun.

Coming to life on the stage now is his favorite character.

to come to life - Examples:

1)  ... makes it so easy to just plug everything in and make your vision come to life and on a budget, with very competitively priced plans!

2)  The plot is unpredictable and the characters easily come to life, Remy is strong, intelligent, funny and sensitive.

3)  What is Hobbes' true nature? A magical stuffed animal that comes to life when Calvin is around? A figment of Calvin's imagination?

4)  ... story as Pony Express rider, army scout, buffalo hunter and showman comes to life at this fun museum, high atop Lookout Mountain.

5)  I ask students to share their errors -- and the class immediately comes to life.

6)  They laugh hysterically when they touch the screen and see how every things comes to life.

7)  The law comes to life in these pages, where the compelling stories of individual men and women illuminate the ...

8)  Our vision comes to life through the organizations we create as well as the groups with whom we partner.

9)  This album really comes to life in the headphones, with great Beatles-esque stereo panning and intricate overdub layering.

10)  The Tour de France truly came to life with excitement.

11)  ... around with a meter and checking out the old turntable, the preamp came to life with the clang of chords from an old record.

12)  Countries not normally heard from, and hardly hotbeds of radicalism, came to life to protest the U.S. campaign.

13)  The characters jumped off the page and came to life.

14)  ... with 2010 coming you can see the giant bus parking lot coming to life across the way. This place is going to get really busy soon.

15)  ... stories and the interviewing, planning, and satisfaction of seeing the story coming to life.

16)  The field of my country estate has tiny violets and other wild flowers coming to life.

17)  This film follows the same concept of toys coming to life when you leave the room or go to sleep.

18)  When you're downtown you can see the whole city coming to life.

19)  The Big Giving " are a series of sculptures that appear to have come to life from mounds of rocks.

20)  ... heroes are basically icons which to where Avengers had to make these story lines come to life.