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comeback

noun
     
come‧back [countable usually singular]
1

make/stage a comeback

if a person, activity, style etc makes a comeback, they become popular again after being unpopular for a long time:
The miniskirt made a comeback in the late 1980s.
2 a quick reply that is often clever, funny, and insulting [= retort]:
I couldn't think of a good comeback.
3 a way of getting payment or a reward for something wrong or unfair that has been done to you:
Check your contract carefully, or you may have no comeback if something goes wrong.

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