come\ to\ life

come\ to\ life
• come alive
• come to life
1. informal To become alert or attentive; wake up and look alive; become active.

When Mr. Simmons mentioned money, the boys came alive.

Bob pushed the starter button, and the engine came alive with a roar.

2. To look real; take on a bright, natural look.

Under skillful lighting, the scene came alive.

The President came alive in the picture as the artist worked.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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