Definition of in the land of the living in US English:

in the land of the living

phrase

humorous
  • Alive or awake.

    • ‘She tilted his face to look at her to check for signs of life, finding thankfully that the lad was indeed still in the land of the living.’
    • ‘She and Kevin were in the land of the living, and it was so very good to feel the rumble of life again.’
    • ‘As long as my friend was firmly in the land of the living, I took her existence for granted.’
    • ‘As I write these words, it is unclear whether he is still in the land of the living.’
    • ‘Well, I'm back in the land of the living again with an internet connection!’
    • ‘There's nothing like an appalling film to put you back in the land of the living.’
    • ‘Two cans of Red Bull and a cigarette later I'm back in the land of the living only to hear Norah Jones' silky croon spewing from my speakers.’
    • ‘They cut him down, chucked water over his face to revive him and make sure he was still in the land of the living.’
    • ‘In that instance, as it is now, it was very comforting to know that I was wrong and he had been slyly enjoying his years in the land of the living.’
    • ‘Am now back in the land of the living, only to be faced with ten bazillion emails and two letters from the House of Commons (that'll be my MP then).’
    living, live, having life, not dead
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