Meaning of COME in English

COME

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bill comes to sth (= is for that amount )

The bill came to $60.

a book comes out (= it is published for the first time )

Everyone was waiting for the new Harry Potter book to come out.

a breeze comes through/from etc sth

The room was hot and no breeze came through the window.

a bus comes/arrives

I waited and waited but the bus didn't come.

a button comes off sth

A button has come off my skirt.

a case comes before a judge/court

The case came before the federal courts.

a case comes to court/comes before the court

The case came to court 21 months later.

a case comes to court/comes before the court

The case came to court 21 months later.

a case comes/goes to court

When the case finally came to court, they were found not guilty.

a case comes/goes to trial

By the time her case went to trial, her story had changed.

a case goes/comes to trial

If the case ever went to trial, he would probably lose.

a climax comes

The climax came when the President ordered an air strike on the capital.

a dream comes true (= something you want happens )

I’d always wanted to go to Africa and at last my dream came true.

a film is released/comes out (= it is made available for people to see )

The film is due to come out in May.

a foretaste of things to come

Two wins at the start of the season were a foretaste of things to come .

a letter comes/arrives

A letter came for you today.

a mark comes off/out

I can’t get this dirty mark to come out.

a migrant comes from/to a place

A majority of the migrants had come from this region.

a mist comes down/in (= comes to a place )

The mist came down like a curtain.

a nightmare comes true (= something bad that someone fears actually happens )

The company's worst financial nightmare has now come true.

a noise comes from sth

The noise seemed to be coming from the kitchen.

a party comes to power (= begins to be the government )

The ruling party came to power in May 2001.

a regime comes to power

He criticised European leaders for supporting a regime that came to power through violence.

a situation comes about (= it happens )

I don’t know how this situation has come about.

a smell comes from somewhere ( also a smell emanates from somewhere formal )

A delicious smell of baking came from the kitchen.

He was getting complaints about the smell emanating from his shop.

a sound comes from somewhere

The sounds seemed to be coming from the study below.

a subject comes up (= people start talking about it )

The subject of payment never came up.

a thought occurs to/comes to/strikes sb (= someone suddenly has a thought )

The thought occurred to him that she might be lying.

a vacancy comes up ( also a vacancy arises/occurs formal ) (= there is a vacancy )

A vacancy has arisen on the committee.

an act comes into force

Since the act came into force, all public buildings must have disabled access.

an announcement comes (= it happens )

His announcement came after two days of peace talks.

an idea comes to sb (= someone suddenly thinks of an idea )

The idea came to me while I was having a bath.

an issue comes up ( also an issue arises formal ) (= people started to discuss it )

The issue arose during a meeting of the Budget Committee.

an opportunity comes (along/up)

We had outgrown our house when the opportunity came up to buy one with more land.

be in/go into/come out of hiding

He went into hiding in 1973.

be/come close to the truth

The book comes a little too close to the truth for their liking.

be/come under suspicion (= be thought to have probably done something wrong )

He was still under suspicion of fraud.

be/come up to standard (= be good enough )

Her work was not up to standard.

be/get/come home early

Your father said he’d be home early.

blew...to kingdom come

He left the gas on and nearly blew us all to kingdom come .

came after (= happened after it )

People still remember the 1958 revolution and what came after .

came as something of

The news came as something of a surprise.

came crashing down

A large branch came crashing down .

came from far and wide (= came from many places )

People came from far and wide to see the concert.

came in the shape of

Help came in the shape of a $10,000 loan from his parents.

came into vogue

Suntanning first came into vogue in the mid-1930s.

came loose (= became unattached )

The driver had forgotten to fasten the safety chain and the trailer came loose .

came off the bench

Simpson came off the bench to play in midfield.

came roaring back

In the second half Leeds came roaring back with two goals in five minutes.

came running

The children came running out of the house.

came straight out with it

She came straight out with it and said she was leaving.

came to a close (= finished )

The event came to a close with a disco.

came to naught (= failed )

All their plans came to naught .

came to nought (= were not successful )

Peace negotiations came to nought .

came to pieces (= broke into separate parts )

The shower head just came to pieces in my hand.

came to the fore

Environmental issues came to the fore in the 1980s.

came to visit

I was really pleased that they came to visit me.

came under...control

The whole of this area came under Soviet control after World War II.

came within an ace of

The team came within an ace of winning the championship.

came...on the heels of

The decision to buy Peters came hard on the heels of the club’s promotion to Division One.

come a long way (= developed a lot )

Psychiatry has come a long way since the 1920s.

come any nearer

I’m warning you – don’t come any nearer !

come around/round the bend

Suddenly a motorbike came around the bend at top speed.

come as a blow to sb

His sudden death came as a huge blow to us all.

come as a relief

The court's decision came as a huge relief to Microsoft.

come as a shock (= be very unexpected )

The collapse of the company came as a shock to us all.

come as a surprise (= be surprising )

The announcement came as a surprise to most people.

come as no surprise (= not be surprising )

It came as no surprise when Lester got the job.

come at a price ( also come at a high price ) (= involve suffering or a bad result )

She won fame, but it came at a high price.

come back into fashion (= become fashionable again )

Short skirts are coming back into fashion this year.

come back to haunt

an error that would come back to haunt them for years to come

come down with a cold ( also go down with a cold British English ) informal (= catch one )

A lot of people go down with colds at this time of year.

come first/last etc in a race ( also finish first/last etc in a race )

She came third in the race.

come first/second/third etc in a competition

Stuart came second in the swimming competition.

come for/to dinner

Mark is coming over for dinner.

come for/to lunch (= come to someone's house for lunch )

Can you come to lunch tomorrow?

come from a background

Mark and I came from very similar backgrounds.

come from a different/the same mould (= be different from or similar to other things of the same type )

He clearly comes from a different mould than his brother.

come in handy (= be useful )

Take your swimming trunks with you – they might come in handy .

come in useful (= be useful )

The extra income would come in useful.

come into bud (= start to produce buds )

come into conflict with sb

Local people have often come into conflict with planning officials.

come into contact with sb (= meet or spend time with sb )

It’s good to come into contact with people from different cultures.

come into existence (= start to exist )

Pakistan came into existence as an independent country in 1947.

come into leaf (= start having leaves )

The apple tree had finally come into leaf.

come into port

We stood on the quay and watched the ships come into port.

come into possession of sth (= start having it )

How did you come into possession of this document?

come into question (= start to be doubted )

The special protection given to these animals has come into question in recent years.

come into sb's possession

You have a duty not to disclose confidential information that comes into your possession.

come into view

Suddenly the pyramids came into view.

come loose (= became loose )

The screw has come loose .

come naturally (to sb) (= be easy for you to do because you have a natural ability )

Speaking in public seems to come quite naturally to her.

come off a medication (= stop taking a medication )

Coming off the medication made him more aggressive.

come off second best (= lose a game or competition, or not be as successful as someone else )

come off stage

I came off stage last night and just collapsed in a heap.

come off/get off drugs (= stop taking drugs permanently )

It was years before I was able to come off drugs.

come onto the market

a revolutionary new drug that has just come onto the market

come out into the open

She never let her dislike for him come out into the open .

come out of a coma ( also emerge from a coma formal )

Alice wanted to be there when he came out of his coma.

come out of...shell

She’s started to come out of her shell a little.

come quietly

Now are you gonna come quietly , or do I have to use force?

come to a climax

Things came to a climax with a large protest march on June 30th.

come to a standstill/bring sth to a standstill

Strikers brought production to a standstill.

come to an abrupt end/halt etc

The bus came to an abrupt halt.

come to an end (= end )

Arsenal’s ten-match unbeaten run came to an end with a 3–2 defeat at United.

come to power (= start being in control )

Tony Blair came to power in 1997.

come to sb’s assistance (= help someone )

One of her fellow passengers came to her assistance.

come to sb’s notice (= be noticed by someone )

This problem first came to our notice last summer.

come to the boil (= begin to boil )

She waited for the water to come to the boil .

come to the phone

I’m sorry, she can’t come to the phone right now.

come to the wedding

She wrote to say she couldn’t come to the wedding.

come to/arrive at a compromise

The negotiations took place and they arrived at a compromise.

come to/arrive at/reach a conclusion (= decide something )

I eventually came to the conclusion that I wanted to study law.

come to/bring to/reach fruition

His proposals only came to fruition after the war.

Many people have worked together to bring this scheme to fruition.

come together

The Conference called on all good men to come together to resist socialism.

come to/reach a dead end

The negotiations have reached a dead end.

come to/rise to/achieve prominence (as sth)

She first came to prominence as an artist in 1989.

come under attack

Camps in the south came under attack from pro-government forces.

come under criticism/come in for criticism (= be criticized )

The deal came under fierce criticism from other American airlines.

come under criticism/come in for criticism (= be criticized )

The deal came under fierce criticism from other American airlines.

come under pressure

The new Prime Minister has already come under pressure from the opposition to call an election.

come under scrutiny (= be examined )

The cost and efficiency of the health care system has come under increasing scrutiny.

come under the heading of

writers who might come under the heading of postmodern fiction writers

come undone

One of these buttons has come undone .

come up for review (= be reviewed after a particular period of time has ended )

His contract is coming up for review.

come up to/live up to sb's expectations (= be as good as someone hoped or expected )

The match was boring, and didn't live up to our expectations at all.

come up with a design (= think of or suggest one )

We asked the architect to come up with another design.

come up with a plan (= think of a plan )

The chairman must come up with a plan to get the club back on its feet.

come up with a proposal (= think of one )

The sales staff came up with an innovative proposal.

come up with a suggestion (= think of something to suggest )

We’ve come up with five suggestions.

come up with an answer (= find a way of dealing with a problem )

The government is struggling to come up with answers to our economic problems.

come up with an idea (= think of an idea )

He’s always coming up with interesting ideas.

come up with/develop a theory

These birds helped Darwin develop his theory of natural selection.

come up/down a ladder

Dickson came up the ladder from the engine room.

come with instructions

The tent comes with instructions on how to put it up.

come with/carry a guarantee

The building work comes with a 30-year guarantee.

come/break out in a rash (= get a rash )

My mother comes out in a rash if she eats seafood.

come/fall under the influence of sb/sth (= be influenced by someone or something )

They had come under the influence of a religious sect.

come/fall within the scope of sth (= be included in it )

Banks and building societies fall within the scope of the new legislation.

come/finish etc second

I came second in the UK championships.

come/follow close on the heels of sth

Yet another scandal followed close on the heels of the senator’s resignation.

come/get out of prison

The boy just come out of prison after doing two years for assault.

come/get/reach etc home (= arrive at your home )

It was midnight by the time we got home.

What time are you coming home?

come/go around a corner

At that moment, a police car came around the corner.

come/go ashore

Seals come ashore to breed.

come/go/pass etc through an entrance

People passed in single file through the narrow entrance.

comes apart

The whole thing comes apart so that you can clean it.

comes complete with

The house comes complete with swimming pool and sauna.

comes to pieces (= divides into separate parts )

The shelving comes to pieces for easy transport.

comes up for renewal

Mark’s contract comes up for renewal at the end of this year.

coming along...nicely (= it is growing well )

The garden’s coming along very nicely now .

coming of age

darkness falls/comes ( also darkness descends literary )

As darkness fell, rescue workers had to give up the search.

don’t come cheap (= are expensive )

Air fares to Africa don’t come cheap .

fall/come into a category

The data we collected fell into two categories.

fall/come to bits (= separate into many different parts because of being old or damaged )

The book was so old that I was afraid it would fall to bits.

find/come up with a solution

We are working together to find the best solution we can.

find/think of/come up with an explanation

Scientists have been unable to find an explanation for this phenomenon.

get/come (straight) to the point (= talk about the most important thing immediately )

I haven't got much time so let's get straight to the point.

go on strike/come out on strike (= start a strike )

An estimated 70,000 public sector workers went on strike.

go to/come to a party ( also attend a party formal )

Are you going to Tom’s party?

About 500 people will attend a party in her honour.

go up/come down in sb’s estimation (= be respected or admired more or less by someone )

go/come on stage

I never drink before going on stage.

go/come/arrive by taxi

I went back home by taxi.

hard to come by (= difficult to find or get )

Permanent jobs are hard to come by .

inspiration comes from sb/sth

The architect’s chief inspiration came from Christopher Wren.

last/current/coming/next fiscal year

leave/come out of hospital British English , leave/come out of the hospital American English

Her mother never left the hospital.

light comes from somewhere

The only light came from the fire.

memories come flooding back (= you suddenly remember things clearly )

Evelyn hugged her daughter, as memories came flooding back to her.

money comes from sth (= used to say how someone makes their money )

All of Dawson’s money came from drugs.

money comes in (= is earned and received )

Rob wasn’t working for a while, so we had less money coming in.

on a first come, first served basis

Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis .

opposition comes from sb

The strongest opposition came from Republican voters.

out came/jumped etc

The egg cracked open and out came a baby chick.

reach/come to an agreement ( also conclude an agreement formal )

It took the two sides several weeks to reach an agreement.

The two sides failed to come to an agreement.

reach/come to/arrive at a decision (= make a decision after a lot of thought )

We hope they will reach their decision as soon as possible.

reach/come to/grow to maturity

These insects reach full maturity after a few weeks.

return to/come back into the fold

The Church will welcome him back into the fold.

return/come back etc empty-handed

I spent all morning looking for a suitable present, but came home empty-handed.

sb's wish comes true

His wish came true when he was called up to play for England.

stars appear/come out (= appear in the sky )

We arrived home just as the stars were coming out.

sth comes/arrives in the post

This letter came in the post this morning.

sth enters/comes into the equation (= something begins to have an effect )

Consumer confidence also enters the equation.

sth/sb comes to a halt (= something or someone stops moving )

In front of them, the truck gradually slowed down and came to a halt.

Strictly Come Dancing

the coming months (= the next few months )

Further work is planned for the coming months.

the coming year (= the year that is about to start )

Here are some events to look out for in the coming year.

The crunch came

The crunch came when my bank asked for my credit card back.

the fog comes down ( also the fog descends literary ) (= it appears )

Day after day the fog came down.

the heating comes on

The heating comes on at six.

the mail comes/arrives

The mail had come late that day.

the moon comes out (= appears as it gets dark or a cloud moves )

The moon came out from behind the clouds.

the pain comes and goes (= keeps starting and stopping )

The pain comes and goes but it’s never too severe.

the rain comes down (= it falls )

If the rain starts coming down, we can always go inside.

The monsoon rain comes down in sheets.

the shape of things to come (= an example of the way things will develop in the future )

This new technique is the shape of things to come .

the sun comes out (= appears when cloud moves away )

The rain stopped and the sun came out.

the sun rises/comes up (= appears at the beginning of the day )

As the sun rises, the birds take flight.

the tide comes in (= the sea comes nearer )

Once the tide comes in, the cove is cut off.

there comes a point when ...

There comes a point where you have to accept defeat.

Things have come to a pretty pass

Things have come to a pretty pass , if you can’t say what you think without causing a fight.

When it came to the crunch

When it came to the crunch , she couldn’t agree to marry him.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

about

The dream of making this world into a global market can only come about by perpetuating injustice.

The addition of neural network methods came about because of several problems.

From what subsequently came about in history, one may say what was his intention.

And is it not highly unlikely that there should be a rule which ensures that what we desire will come about ?

However, we might pause to speculate how the above formulation of the Keynesian labour supply function came about .

And many more are about coming back to school.

No, such changes do not come about by laws, do they?

It all comes about as deliberately, if unconsciously, contrived.

across

You are the most stubborn, irritating child I have ever come across !

Gore came across as an earnest, deliberately spoken politician, often gesturing with his hands.

Seeing her husband, she set it down by the back door and came across to the stable.

Flipping through the magazines, she came across an article on Alcoholics Anonymous.

She still travels the world, tirelessly delivering papers at scientific gatherings and converting anyone she comes across on the way.

Take advantage of any restroom facilities you come across .

Advanced Hooray Most Hoorays you are likely to come across will have been educated at a public school.

I emphasize that I have no wish to come across here as the skunk at the process improvement garden party.

along

But no artist seems to have taken over the comic strip format whole until Art Spiegelman came along .

The fifth to come along is my interviewee, a college classmate.

I met Charlie, and he asked me to come along to the Mothering Day Service.

We have Billy Reagan, too, who is coming along nicely.

And record years on Wall Street do not come along like the Staten Island ferry.

Because when he was coming along he was always getting me to tell him the story about you.

Arid as I became more relaxed our love life returned to how it was before the children came along .

One day some tree cutters came along and they chopped down his two friends.

around

Roy Barker is coming around with 3-1 / 4 sacks and Chris Doleman is still a force at 36.

She will come around , in time.

Even the business schools are coming around to that point of view.

Then he came around the bend and saw the bicycle.

When Matt Williams followed with a clean single back up the middle, Justice came around to score.

Alternatives: Some of the best Sauvignons around come from New Zealand.

And archivists seem to have come around to recognizing his leadership qualities.

back

It is only two weeks since Gough came back from a multiple fracture of the cheekbone.

She will come back to laugh and read me books of scholars and hard-working sons.

Why not come back to my place for coffee?

Helen came back out with Majella.

Sometimes a single son or daughter will give up their own home to come back and care for parents.

People are coming back from holiday and putting their money to work.

He'd come back and make another excuse to keep me hanging around.

She would come back with rather strange vegetation.

by

Then the vans were manoeuvred on to the grass verge so that the new vehicle could come by .

If outright desire was hard to come by at City, we had our escapes.

Jobs were difficult to come by anyway.

I did not want to be sitting in my truck, waiting for a wolf to come by .

Still, even in Biarritz asps are presumably hard to come by and the audience was in no mood to be critical.

When a coffin comes by , we take our hats off and shut our mouths no matter who is in it.

Accusations were also made against the police for active complicity in crime, but proof was difficult to come by .

Cars came by occasionally, usually at a fairly good clip.

close

When the chimpanzees came close to the leopard, he activated its mechanism, so that it started to move its head.

Miguel wanted to trust Firebug; he came close to letting everything spill out.

And if anybody came close to finding out, curtains ....

But its spotlight circled seas at least a half-mile from him, never coming close .

That came close to the need she felt.

And this night, he comes close to getting seriously injured.

But Jade Pike has come close to dying many times in the past year.

Now Midleigh realized that no tide he had ever experienced had come close to the fury of the deceptive river.

down

Neil was coming down the stairs as I reached the door.

But everything that came down to us that we knew about and checked out would turn out to be wrong.

It's come down through the years, this story.

He came down to breakfast surprised to find cakes and candies heaped high on his plate.

Besides which, in the long run it came down to the word of four people against one.

So, it comes down to this.

You're to come down at once.

With crackling roar... it came down upon the Union line.

first

It was up on Hugh's wall when I first came to his house in Shettleston.

Both men and women believe that women's family responsibilities, especially if young children are involved, must come first .

The two sources of power that first come to mind are solar and nuclear.

When I first came here from Puerto Rico, he was there for me.

I wish you could understand how it was, Ray, when Mike first came to Launceston.

When she asks if there are any questions, she can guess which one will come first .

Species: In the Latinized name for a plant, the genus comes first , then the species, a subdivision.

forward

Evidence shows that where one victim comes forward , and an investigation starts, a trail showing unpopularity with other individuals emerges.

Payment for councillors might also persuade more working-class representatives to come forward .

Now I have come forward and said my piece.

Will the owner please come forward ?

But when a volunteer does comes forward , it often becomes clear to the group that the feared repercussions do not exist.

Will it be any easier for defendants to find witnesses who are prepared to come forward ?

In all, more than 20 young men, many of them former altar boys, came forward with similar stories.

here

Isn't that what you did when you came here ?

They come here looking for a better life, the good, old-fashioned way our grandparents did: By working for it.

She had to leave there at fifteen and come here .

Before Friant, Hollywood stars like Clark Gable used to come here to duck hunt.

Let's suppose Delia did come here that afternoon.

That is why we have come here .

This lady here came ashore at landing point theta, and promptly collapsed.

They will always be able to come here if we need them.

home

In mounting dismay she peered into the gloom, the invidious nature of her position coming home to her with a vengeance.

Had he come home alive, some reporters would have no doubt trashed the trip as a taxpayer-paid junket.

Instead of staying the requisite two years I came home after just nine months.

When they came home , there would be nothing they could do.

A sharp note has come home informing me that the costume must be made by the child.

You come home to find your Snakehead chasing your wife around the lounge.

He came home and unlocked the front door, calling out as he came.

She cried when she first came home .

in

It's possible that he tiptoed down the passage and came in by the main door.

No money coming in , all of that.

She felt that they were really making progress but Sarah's friend Edie Meadows, who lived nearby, came in .

This is where you come in .

And that is where the three bored blacks came in .

As he said it, Fran opened the door and came in with a basket of apples.

Five of those who'd come in with Martinho had disappeared subsequently.

He was not thinking now, just watching the numbers come in .

never

And for years and years they never came near.

No doubt her husband would never come back.

Other nomes never came in, because it was drafty and stunk unpleasantly.

He never came close to realizing his dream of winning the presidency.

It never comes easily - and nothing comes just from my head.

Sam Smith is one of many natives who wish good times had never come to Williamson County.

But there must be the desire to see in a new way or the vision will never come .

His greatest glory is that he can not do wrong nor allow it; force never comes near him.

off

It's not fair, I haven't come off that ladder yet.

The schedule is this: I came off work a half-hour ago.

Look, after coming off tour I've just got no f-ing politics, religion, anything.

That way, a speech comes off as extemporaneous, but it flows from one idea to another.

She came off the slope at an uncontrollable pace that took her across the clearing and into the trees.

Also, Lett, who is terrific, comes off the ball fast and tries to fly up the field.

White people thought our colour would come off if they stroked our skin.

Every time they do it, it comes off like clockwork.

on

Just before we arrived at the station, the lights came on .

United... come on now.

I'd hoped to come on to Prague after that.

They started kissing so hard that the music stopped and all the lights came on , and everybody screamed and howled delightedly.

Sam and Joe, come on .

He called back harshly that she should come on in!

Angry Jemson suffered the embarrassment of coming on as substitute and then being substituted himself at Carrow Road.

out

Good may eventually come out of evil.

While he used more complex sentences consistently, some of them seemed to come out of left field.

Nevertheless, many lawyers do come out in favour of the process.

When they came out of the oven, they looked like a tortilla, flat as a pancake.

His final report comes out in February.

When you come out of a tunnel, you are drained.

And on housing estates all along the line, residents came out to watch the strange scene.

Her breath comes out in a loud hiss.

over

However, I had already begun the process, long before coming over , of minimizing and dismissing my cultural identity.

I got hold of a person from Protection and Advocacy to come over and talk to me.

To her surprise he offered to come over to the office.

I sit down and Oy comes over again.

About 2 o'clock that afternoon, three Allied planes came over the coast and started to drop supplies by parachute.

After that they kept coming over and questioning me and everything....

But I think you were right to come over and talk to me.

One day he was in the schoolyard with Firebug when this guy named Raul came over .

round

So you've come round here to bash-up my young brother?

He stayed in the room for as long as he could bear it, waiting to see if Ray would come round .

Some man came round , and James phoned me afterwards, told me what he'd said.

The summer passed away and the golden months of autumn came round .

As Jake started to come round the desk towards her, she turned away, averting her eyes.

When I came round I couldn't remember anything, had no idea who I was.

And he was so puppyish that first time they came round together to my place.

There was a local schoolteacher coming round to give art therapy; that at least should provide some light relief.

through

Annabel's call from Scott came through to Saracen just as dinner was announced.

The men who came through stayed there, waiting for their ship.

From what we know when the information did come through , it was sometimes partial and often faulty.

A few days later, another band of Apaches came through and found one of the dead soldiers.

Well, you could break all the moulds by smoothing the way for Mary O'Rourke to come through as your successor.

He came through to play at our school in this long, stretch Franklin car, and we followed him into town.

A reprieve would have come through .

In my view Reagan had come through with flying colors.

together

These, as he entered the headship, were coming together as a mixed voluntary-aided comprehensive high school.

That they should come together we suppose was predestined.

But those that come together for mutual support can and do survive.

And just as the deal started coming together , the first hitch came: Original drummer Dusty Denham left.

Is it a parody of the platonic republic, where politics, art and philosophy come together ?

And along the crooked border where the landmasses once came together , the researchers made an extraordinary discovery.

Socially, economically and in human terms, the citizens of the Community are coming together .

But our offensive line is coming together .

up

Can you give me one more day to come up with something?

After two or three years, Raymond gave up coming to court to argue.

Here's what we came up with: Gravier chartered the Jet from the Hansa Jet operation.

His grades came up , and he got involved.

Each of these groups came up with a list of proposals which were sent to everyone attending.

Evidently the emergency unit was coming up First, right at us.

Every morning I come up and comb them, keep them soft, pleasant-looking.

I came up with Spoogie the Badly Stained Carpet, who kids love.

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conclusion

King finally came to the conclusion that there was nothing he could do to help his patients lose weight.

If you care to try building that newsletter with PagePlus, however, you might see why I came to those conclusions .

I came to quite another conclusion after hearing the stories of their lives.

Similarly he came to the unusual conclusion that, since colours are simply visible species, all colours must have equal validity.

I guarantee you'd come to the same conclusion , sir.

Yet when I looked back on the last hour or so I could come to only one conclusion .

I had come to the conclusion that there was no way of putting them back.

contact

Black spots will appear on silver if it comes into contact with dry dishwasher powder.

Blood is very toxic to neurons, which stop working and often die when the blood comes in direct contact with them.

The divide between the two groups is considerable yet, increasingly, they do come into contact with each other.

They were serious shoes, meant to come in direct contact with the surface of the planet.

She wasn't even sure why she'd been so reluctant to come into contact with him.

But after a few steps my head came into contact with an object.

Is there danger to those who've come into contact with them?

They then gradually came into contact with the outside world and were lured on to government reservations run by missionaries.

end

The overthrow of Siyad Barre came at the end of a month of intense fighting on the streets of Mogadishu.

But like a drug-induced euphoria, the leader-inspired high may come to an end .

But the increasingly nasty dispute came to an abrupt end as the government announced a settlement.

A convergence of prophecies agrees that something big is coming soon, some end of cycle phenomenon.

The ruling came at the end of a five-year legal battle between a divorced couple that cost £840,000.

Our conversation seems to have come to an end .

David Lawrence, whose first overseas Test came to a tragic end when he broke his kneecap while bowling.

Nor was he willing to let bygones be bygones once a quarrel had finally come to an end .

force

Analogue computing will come back in force .

In 1986 the new Public Order Act came into force .

The Convention was to come into force upon ratification by 30 states.

The Act and Regulations of 1988 came into force on 1 December 1988.

They are highly controversial and can not come into force until after the next election.

A directive which comes into force next year will set rules on television advertising across frontiers.

surprise

They came back from a surprise David Currie opener to level in the second half through Steve Walsh.

Which should come as no surprise to anyone who has heard his songs.

Thus the strike came as no surprise to those involved.

I got ta tell you this comes as a surprise to me, fella.

The retrograde rotation of Venus came as a considerable surprise .

Of course, in one way, this comes as no surprise .

His suicide mission came as a surprise to more people than just his family.

This comes as no surprise to Balkan-watchers who have been following the evolving tragedy in the country.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(come) rain or shine

Burrow runs two miles, rain or shine, everyday.

Every morning at about 5am, come rain or shine, James Zarei leaves his South Croydon home on his morning run.

He seldom drinks alcohol, never touches drugs, and runs six miles every morning, rain or shine.

I kid you not: each year rain or shine, Californian Poppy.

Scores of rambling and cycling clubs headed remorselessly for the Dales each weekend, come rain or shine.

The working week began every Monday, rain or shine.

(come/work etc) under the umbrella of sth

A whole range of behaviour is subsumed under the umbrella of bureaucratic self-interest.

Finally, war served to bring all members of a society, soldier and civilian, under the umbrella of national consciousness.

Governments also use the more industrially orientated labs under the umbrella of the Fraunhofer society.

amount/come to the same thing

And even if it is not significant, it has the potential to be so-which amounts to the same thing.

And literature will amount to the same thing: all writers are copycats.

At once she thought: I could have taken two thousand, three - it would come to the same thing.

Or rather, politics and morality come to the same thing.

Or they act as if they do, which comes to the same thing.

Since it formed a halo over the puck, did that amount to the same thing?

The public purse would not get anything; after all, it all comes to the same thing.

When electrical currents flow they produce magnetic fields and so it is possible that these two therapies amount to the same thing.

be a dream come true

But winning a honeymoon just months before your wedding is a dream come true.

For him, being aboard the raft was a dream come true.

For Ruth it will be a dream come true as she becomes the youngest female licensed amateur rider in history.

It really is a dream come true.

It would be a dream come true to be able to observe my favourite species in a more natural situation.

That would be a dream come true, but everybody around the country wants to win it.

Winning a number was a dream come true for Deborah Fullford of Cambridge, the final Massachusetts woman selected.

be coming up roses

be coming/falling apart at the seams

The country's whole economy is coming apart at the seams .

be/come along

But every now and then, a bombshell comes along .

Let Hilda know if you are coming along .

Nevertheless, if we allow ourselves to be swayed by every fashion that comes along , we live in a perpetual muddle.

Radiation, coming along shortly thereafter as a therapy method, reinforced this concept of cancer as a local body problem.

Snake come along he bite you.

They go to a place where they can be along and be able to find their soul.

Until you came along , Century House was right out on a limb.

You get these crackpot ideas about helping people who come along to you with a mournful tale.

be/come on the scene

By then, there was a boyfriend on the scene .

All this quickness of mind, all her decisiveness had turned to mush when Mac came on the scene .

But we must keep in mind that millions of species arose and disappeared long before mankind came on the scene .

By then, Wife Number Five had come on the scene .

Etty with her friend Dolly Murchie, had come on the scene .

I try to explain that Charles was only four when I came on the scene .

No doubt when the subsidy commissioners came on the scene they were prevailed on to restore assessments to approximately the levels of 1515.

That is where the plugger and press officer come on the scene .

be/come under fire

Campbell came under fire for his handling of the negotiations.

Grain-based cereal prices already have come under fire from Capitol Hill, with a report in mid-March by Reps.

He added that to be accurate, the aircraft would have to risk coming under fire .

He, in turn, came under fire from conservative Republicans in his home state.

Its stance has come under fire from the president of the private sector's wood alliance, Corma.

Peacekeeping forces came under fire in isolated incidents.

Sir Derek came under fire from several shareholders.

The service came under fire as scores of roads across the province were clogged with snow, snarling traffic and causing chaos.

When crop-dusters come under fire , it is up to DynCorp helicopter pilots to provide support.

be/come up against a (brick) wall

She swam in what she hoped was the direction of the stairs, only to come up against a wall .

be/come up against sb/sth

A ripple of crowd laughter came up against the breeze from the direction of the main grandstands.

And what do you do when to come up against a brick wall?

At every turn workers found themselves coming up against the State.

Here, Wade realized, he had come up against a few firm truths.

In every direction he came up against his own incompleteness.

The acts were not just reluctant to offend, but even to probe beyond the first middle-class convention they came up against .

Together, they come up against an extraordinarily barbaric state bureaucracy and not a few disappointments.

What you have here is a situation where custom and convention comes up against constitutional guarantees.

be/come/go halfway to doing sth

bring sth home to sb/come home to sb

come a cropper

come adrift

But the highlight for me was a thumping take on a buzzer which came adrift after a couple of really powerful lunges.

Shortly after this I nearly suffocated when the pipe of my breathing apparatus came adrift .

come alive

Cabral looks at the clay and her face comes alive as she begins to shape it.

Hodges' stories make history come alive .

The streets come alive after dark.

And the defense came alive in the second half.

As I began to research the background and archaeology of those places, the book came alive in a different way.

By night, the Landing comes alive with jazz and the blues.

For most people such details might be rather boring, but Robertson makes the narrative come alive through the personalities.

In Great Groups, talent comes alive .

Jane Austen's ironies came alive , and the ellipses in Virginia Woolf's prose started to speak.

The walls come alive with foaming beer and music surrounds them as the audience journeys upward in a can of Guinness.

There were voices outside as the train came alive .

come back/down to earth (with a bump)

Adai can come back to Earth after Gog is dead - after I am dead, perhaps.

AIr travellers came down to earth with a bump yesterday when they joined in some charity aerobics.

In Karuzi you quickly come down to earth .

Maybe, but the once pricey products that use this satellite technology have come down to earth .

Peter Lilley came down to earth .

They recently have come down to Earth .

come between sb

A change from Krankoor to Kranko came between the 1847 and 1848 volumes, soon after Theunis's death.

A true cat always comes between you and your newspaper.

He has come between us and ruined our lives.

No time lag should come between demand and supply.

The bulk of the decline in traditional families came between 1970 and 1980, with smaller decreases since then.

The Voice had come between them.

Westward the Hudson came between Sammler and the great Spry industries of New Jersey.

Yet again the business of running the hotel had come between them when they had something important to sort out.

come clean

It's time the government came clean about its plans to raise income tax.

The bank eventually came clean and admitted they had made a mistake.

And when you picked hold of the fish and got hold of a piece it would come clean away.

He felt happy to finally be able to come clean about it, but he felt her withdraw.

In addition, you risk being fired when you come clean , another attorney pointed out.

Labour will not come clean with its figures, so it is bound to describe ours as jiggery-pokery.

So when the station came clean , they had to field several angry calls accusing them of pro-Nottingham Forest bias.

Still, I must come clean .

That is all very well, but why does he not come clean and give us Labour's figures?

That night, at dinner, David and I came clean , and told our friends about singing to fish.

come close (to doing sth)

A loose end, Kirov reminded himself as he came close to the man.

A visit to the ancient ruins, especially on a quiet weekday, comes close to a religious experience.

And this night, he comes close to getting seriously injured.

Even La Scala, where an opening-night stall seat goes for £500, rarely comes close to breaking even.

He can come close , perhaps, but the closer he comes, the greater the risk of slippage.

Her horse came close and watched her.

Later Mr O'Malley came close to confirming that his party would quit the coalition later this week.

Miguel wanted to trust Firebug; he came close to letting everything spill out.

come down on sb like a ton of bricks

come down the pike

Job opportunities like this don't come down the pike that often.

Our image as a bunch of bumpkins who roll over for anything that comes down the pike ?

come first

Alma's family will always come first with her.

For me, over the years, work came first , family came second.

The rains came first , then the storms.

And, like most important values, it came first from my family and was reinforced by good teachers.

Angie Costello came first to mind, a bright lipsticked smile above a striped blue apron.

But Rosie had come first , and real people mattered more than fantasies.

Culture in Berlin came first through state institutions, and developed very late and all at once.

I came first to the Flat Garden, with its bonsai azaleas, temple statuary, and a stunning view of Portland.

The theory always came first , put forward from the desire to have an elegant and consistent mathematical model.

This is where all bad accidents come first and have their clothes removed and first transfusions.

Which came first , the decline in public interest or the decline in political news?

come hell or high water

Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.

I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.

I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.

She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.

come in from the cold

But 20 years have at least seen her interests come in from the cold .

But we have come in from the cold to bring back a sneak preview.

Never come in from the cold and toast by a hot fire.

Timothy Cranmer did not come in from the cold , exactly.

Voice over Another faithful sign that winter is truly upon us, is when wildlife comes in from the cold .

Who exactly was coming in from the cold ?

come into being/be brought into being

New democracies have come into being since the end of the Cold War.

come into focus/bring sth into focus

come into force/bring sth into force

come into sight

We stood at the window until their car came into sight .

After a moment they came into sight .

But they instantly look the other way when he and his motorcade come into sight .

But when the lane curved, a tavern came into sight and she went in.

He'd have plenty of time to drive down when the target vehicle came into sight .

He had only a few seconds before the postman came into sight through the trees above the road.

The camp came into sight at the bottom of the road.

The carob came into sight below.

come into the world

He gave her a child every year, but was never there when it came into the world .

He looked as if he came into the world fighting.

come into use

Tanning beds came into use around 1979.

Doors were fitted and it came into use on 7 September.

Doubtless, this instability will continue as more sophisticated techniques of diagnosis come into use by the medical profession.

It came into use around the turn of the century.

The new register comes into use the following February.

The scourge of firedamp explosions caused by the miners' lights should have dwindled to nothing after the lamp came into use .

There were many different drugs coming into use .

Various kinds of minuscule came into use , such as the humanistic and the Carolingian.

come of age

Emma will inherit a fortune when she comes of age .

In the 1940s, movies really came of age as a creative art form.

Mozart's music came of age when the baroque style was at its height.

They planned to marry as soon as she came of age .

Britain's adopted children had come of age .

Could 1992 be the year when the environmental revolution really comes of age ?

Duroc had had to come of age and replace the older Duroc in the service of Nguyen Seth.

His leap from collector to seller may be the surest sign yet that road-map collecting has come of age .

However, you will come of age in two months.

It must be child development with this goal: that every child be ready for school when that child comes of age .

Morris came of age in the 1850s.

come off worst

Alec Davidson, for example, was one of those who came off worst .

come on stream

The new plant will come on stream at the end of the year.

A seventy million pounds engine plant came on stream three years ago producing engines for Rover.

If successful, the trust will come on stream in April, 1993.

No new cases would come on stream for us to deal with.

Norton believes privatisation of electricity and water companies means more funds will come on stream .

The Lomond platform is due to come on stream in April.

The plant is scheduled to come on stream in the spring of 1992.

They will be concentrated in the same industries and come on stream as the economy is beginning its recovery from the depression.

With more and more reactors coming on stream every year, it was inevitable that problems would begin to occur.

come out of sth/come up smelling of roses

come out of the closet

The trial brought the issue of sexual harassment out of the closet .

Once people decide to come out of the closet , it is pretty easy to do here.

come out on top

In a survey of customer preference, one model came consistently out on top .

In all action movies, the hero always comes out on top .

Usually the team with the most talent comes out on top .

Anthony Courtney's warnings welled up again, coupled with a new determination to come out on top .

Both individuals should feel they come out on top .

But Tsongas turned those views around when he came out on top , beating rival Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.

But WindowWorks comes out on top .

The hero or heroine must ultimately come out on top .

While Gladiator came out on top , the contest was far from a shoo-in.

Yet, if they are in one, most men want to come out on top .

You could sum up the event by saying a batch of first-time nominees came out on top this year.

come sb's way

We're determined to take every opportunity that comes our way .

come to a head

The situation came to a head when the workers went out on strike.

Despite these embassy warnings matters seemed in danger of coming to a head early in 1951.

Frictions between the Truman administration and MacArthur on the conduct of the war came to a head in April 1951.

It all came to a head a couple weekends back.

It was a struggle which came to a head in the reign of Edward the Confessor, which began in 1042.

Matters finally came to a head about six weeks ago when my wife and I went out to dinner with another couple.

That part of the debate should come to a head in December, when commissioners are scheduled to formally approve the projects.

They came to a head in 1562 at the Council of Trent, reconvened after a ten-year break.

Yet, even as this crisis came to a head , the bishops remained unrepentant.

come to a pretty pass

come to a pretty/sorry pass

come to a stop

The elevator finally came to a stop at the 56th floor.

An unshaven old man in a stained jacket comes to a stop beside us.

As it came to a stop , it widened the frenzied cluster of moths surrounding the yellow platform light over his head.

He had given no sign of injury until we came to a stop .

His looking finally came to a stop at the Big Nurse.

Lacuna came to a stop behind her, and pulled her gently into an embrace that for once was nothing but tender.

The elevator rose smoothly, then came to a stop .

We came to a stop outside my bedroom door and he made a lurching movement.

With a triumphant belch, the train came to a stop and soon from a first-class carriage the beloved figure emerged.

come to blows (with sb)

He and John, the Red Comyn, had come to blows before.

The effect was unnerving, and at first I thought the old men would come to blows .

The two actors reputedly almost came to blows and ended the film not talking to each other.

The two of them shouted at each other and until Daley stomped out, the secretaries feared they would come to blows .

They came to blows in Jersey last weekend and Speedie was fined £50 in court.

Two men had come to blows , an arm had been broken.

We curse and leave the room or even come to blows .

When Antony and Cleopatra come to blows , the scene explodes.

come to grief

But out of sight at the other end of the course, Mr Hill had also come to grief .

Far from remaining a hero, he came to grief .

She'd come to grief acting like that, but not from him.

The reductivist enterprise thus inevitably comes to grief , and it is not altogether surprising that it does.

Then might not the rotting stump of the tree split under their weight and they come to grief ?

This is often far from the case and many a combination has come to grief at the very last fence.

When it comes to that interesting pastime, most members of most species come to grief .

come to hand

And any missile that came to hand .

Departmental staff are encouraged to share information as recorded, and other information as it comes to hand .

Harrison, ever practical and resourceful, took what materials came to hand , and handled them well.

No suitable material came to hand for the box hedges.

The first item that came to hand was the flower.

Then they replaced the nonfiction temporarily, as the volumes came to hand , and started on the second half.

Until today, that was, when suddenly two very different pieces of information had come to hand .

You're trying for something that's funky, something that sounds good, and you just grab whatever comes to hand .

come to heel

During their bizarre courtship she was his willing puppy who came to heel when he whistled.

Sometimes they succeed in pressuring others to come to heel .

come to life/roar into life/splutter into life etc

come to light/be brought to light

It eventually came to light that the CIA had information about a security problem.

But as Judge Priore's investigation continues, more mysteries come to light .

Few such blemishes, given the secrecy of organizational practice, came to light .

However, very interesting dynamics regarding the competition and market structure are coming to light .

It is a complete mystery to everyone how the following gems came to light in 1989.

The debate might have been clarified by study of the relevant Sanskrit texts: but these came to light only slowly.

The problem came to light when an ambulance was delayed attending an emergency at Harwood-in-Teesdale, just before Christmas.

The relationship came to light when a mysterious note was handed to a barrister at an earlier hearing.

This came to light in the present century during widening and repair operations.

come to no harm/not come to any harm

Fortunately, none of the hostages came to any serious harm .

I'm sure Craig's old enough to catch a train into town without coming to any harm .

If you keep quiet, you'll come to no harm .

come to nothing

But it had come to nothing , and in the process he had recognised the truth behind his motives.

Crack addicts, criminals, people whose lives have come to nothing .

Even Sam Smith's valiant attempts to reduce the deficit came to nothing .

If this was the intention it came to nothing , for the title was abolished in 1554.

Plots to dispose of him came to nothing .

Sadly it has come to nothing .

Speculation that the deputy chairman, Lord Barnett, might also be removed came to nothing .

Without action your job hunting will come to nothing .

come to rest

Lynn's eyes came to rest on a framed picture on the bookshelf.

The plane skidded along the runway and came to rest in a cornfield.

A curlew called out as it rose above the waters, then came to rest alongside its mate among the rushes.

Ahab abandons his watch and walks about the deck finally coming to rest against the rail.

Finally the raft came to rest , sitting just below the tideline.

From time to time she would glance back into the room, her eyes coming to rest on the casually seated figure of Tsu Ma.

His second shot came to rest in a greenside bunker.

Meanwhile, we spun out and came to rest with the car still running.

She woke slowly from a vague dream as an errant breeze drifted over her face, coming to rest on her mouth.

Those which happen to come to rest in a non-absorbing direction will absorb no more photons, and will thereafter stay put.

come to sb's attention

Cuttings that should come to everybody's attention quickly can be pinned to the library noticeboard or contained in a monthly newsletter.

I pay tribute to the fairness of the Home Office in dealing with the cases that have come to my attention .

It's just come to my attention that he might have corresponded with Christabel LaMotte.

Small strokes of frontal lobe seldom come to the attention of neurologists.

Then it came to the attention of Edward Hooper, an unusually tenacious man.

Unlike venereal disease, leprosy came to Western attention relatively late.

We maintain a computerised database of potential acquirers against which we screen all opportunities that come to our attention .

come to terms with sth

It took years for Rob to come to terms with his mother's death.

An individual's sexuality is their own affair and they will come to terms with it when they are ready to.

Four died in hospital and Emma Hartley, one of the survivors, was trying to come to terms with that.

He sat at the window, staring out into the night trying to come to terms with the anger that overwhelmed him.

I had to come to terms with that.

It helps the young reader to come to terms with his or her own non-rational, unconscious-dominated behaviour.

Only by finding each other again can they hope to come to terms with their tragedy.

Refusing to come to terms with reality harms us and, incidentally, deceives no one else for long.

They've been trying to come to terms with what's happened ever since.

come to the/sb's rescue

Alberto has come to the rescue with One Step, a great new two-in-one shampoo and conditioner.

And I could see no more, until the cavalry came to the rescue .

But human ingenuity and intelligence, plus what may amount to an instinct for symbolism, comes to the rescue .

But once again ingenuity came to the rescue .

In theory, the Tory constituency parties could come to the rescue .

Once again, Ashputtel sang her song for the birds; once again they came to her rescue .

The designer from Mark Wilkinson, Debbie Weston, came to the rescue and suggested custom-painted ones.

The thirty-day rule comes to the rescue for thirty days.

come to/meet a sticky end

I can't help but think that it's an unfortunate custom to name children after people who come to sticky ends.

come true

After 21 years, Carl's dream of owning a home came true .

Patterson's dream came true when he won the Boston marathon on his first attempt.

People say that if you make a wish at the top of the hill, it always comes true .

And in no time at all, they see their dreams come true .

But it is not a dream that is likely to come true , though perhaps not for the obvious reason.

Ideas become a bit confused by the fact they feel a dream has come true .

She was glad to see such a love story come true before her eyes.

She was like a larger than life fantasy that had just come true .

This is the land where dreams come true if you really, honestly want them to.

This was a dream that came true .

We thought maybe our worst nightmare came true .

come unglued

If someone talked to me like that, I would just come unglued .

When his parents got divorced, his whole world came unglued .

Robbins, whose analogies tend strongly toward food, explained what happens when something comes unglued .

What on earth was it about him that he could make her come unglued with just a single look?

You can turn the Mustang into any bend at any speed and it won't ever come unglued .

come unstuck

Another day we nearly came unstuck altogether.

Because many skiers rely on skidding, they come unstuck in deep snow.

Billy says that he first came unstuck in time in 1944, long before his trip to Tralfamadore.

But even that achievement is now in danger of coming unstuck , as Larry Elliott points out on page 12.

He told about having come unstuck in time.

The layers of secrecy have come unstuck with time.

This week, however, they came unstuck .

Where I really came unstuck arguing with von Kranksch was on the subject of crystals.

come up short

We've been to the state tournament four times, but we've come up short every time.

He struck the ball tentatively, and it came up short .

I went home, wanting to do something very special, but came up short .

If we keep coming up short , tax the Patagonians.

Judged by their own standards, they came up short .

Kansas played well for 38 minutes but came up short in the end.

Riley keeps coming up short , but insists on coming right back to pound the same hammer with the same nail.

This analysis often reveals why some groups regularly succeed and others regularly come up short .

We're so close to getting the job done, but we keep coming up short .

come up with the goods/deliver the goods

Neil Young's annual fall concert always delivers the goods with famous musicians and good music.

come within a whisker of (doing) sth

come/be on stream

A seventy million pounds engine plant came on stream three years ago producing engines for Rover.

Norton believes privatisation of electricity and water companies means more funds will come on stream.

The Lomond platform is due to come on stream in April.

The plant is scheduled to come on stream in the spring of 1992.

They will be concentrated in the same industries and come on stream as the economy is beginning its recovery from the depression.

Those two plants came on stream at a time when we needed all the capacity they could provide.

Two years later, the new developments are on stream, bringing the target of 400 job opportunities even closer.

With more and more reactors coming on stream every year, it was inevitable that problems would begin to occur.

come/follow hot on the heels of sth

It comes hot on the heels of the C5 saloon we showed you last week.

come/get to grips with sth

At that time, she was still coming to grips with her unexpected plunge into social activism.

BInstitutions are just now coming to grips with the consequences.

In my view this is an evasion of the teacher's duty to enable pupils to get to grips with academic language.

Neither Jantzen nor McFague really gets to grips with the philosophical issues involved.

Now he's getting to grips with his injuries.

The whole program works very well, I still seem to have problems in getting to grips with some areas.

Tutorials on disk are the latest way to get to grips with problem areas.

We are still trying to come to grips with the problems identified by the Romantics.

come/go along for the ride

I had nothing better to do, so I thought I'd go along for the ride .

But do members just go along for the ride ?

His pride would never let Olajuwon simply go along for the ride .

I was wondering if you fancied coming along for the ride .

I went along for the ride .

Lord knows where they're heading, but you really should go along for the ride .

Or she probably chose me for him and he just went along for the ride .

Other major players in the Las Vegas casino market came along for the ride .

The dancers were flown to Washington, with Talley Beatty going along for the ride .

come/go full circle

After the experiments of the 1960s, education has come full circle in its methods of teaching reading.

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle .

Cross the Bahnhof bridge, and you will have come full circle back to the starting point.

In a way, we've almost come full circle back to what I was trained to do, which is teaching.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle .

So we have come full circle .

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle .

Thus the research has come full circle .

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle .

come/go under the hammer

A collection of prints and paintings by Picasso came under the hammer at Sotheby's yesterday.

Three Renoir paintings will come under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York.

As for football, it also came under the hammer for the usual reasons.

Hundreds of items go under the hammer to save a medieval manor.

In 1972 it failed to reach reserve price when it came under the hammer at auction.

It was part of the contents of a unique toy museum in Buckinghamshire most of which came under the hammer today.

Read in studio A collection of battered old toys has come under the hammer at an auction today.

So that and nearly 500 other lots will go under the hammer at Sotherbys tomorrow.

The rest of his collection is going under the hammer .

They will go under the hammer at the London auctioneers Spink on 17 May.

come/go with the territory

I expected the criticism it comes with the territory when you're a public figure.

As economies mature, they say, economic slowdown comes with the territory .

Dealing with the guest who is in a delicate business situation or just a very bad mood all goes with the territory .

Death always went with the territory .

Human rights abuses go with the territory .

Most of us have been doing this for a long time, and it goes with the territory .

She just said she felt it went with the territory .

Some of this borderline recklessness goes with the territory .

The strain, the negativity, the isolation all came with the territory .

come/go/get along

Depending on the circumstances, I was willing to go along .

I went along the colonnade to the corner of the southern front of the house.

In the best programs, 3-and 4-year-olds learn social skills, how to share and get along .

Rashly volunteering to be a contestant, I went along the previous Saturday to practice.

She said she does not get along well with her children and can not get them to clean.

She wants to go along too.

The countries in the region do not want Kosovo independence, and Washington appears to go along with that view.

Why don't you ask Brenda and Belinda to come along to Friday meetings?

come/go/turn full circle

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle.

Now his fortunes are poised to turn full circle again.

Now the pattern has turned full circle.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle.

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle.

The wheel has turned full circle in the past 25 years.

Thus the research has come full circle.

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle.

come/roll/jerk/skid etc to a stop

A limousine carrying Harris and several other black passengers jerked to a stop .

An unshaven old man in a stained jacket comes to a stop beside us.

And moments later he comes to a stop .

As it came to a stop , it widened the frenzied cluster of moths surrounding the yellow platform light over his head.

He had given no sign of injury until we came to a stop .

It swerved wildly towards the wall, bounced over the pavement and came to a stop four feet from the concrete wall.

Once it has been consumed, the Darwinian machine comes to a stop .

When it jerked to a stop they were led out into a narrow carpeted passage.

come/spring to mind

All of this comes to mind because of the movies.

As I thought about this, two questions kept coming to mind .

Dell and Elonex immediately spring to mind .

Faded was the word that sprang to mind - everything had a rather tired quality about it.

He waited for something to come to mind .

Multiple calamities had come to mind .

Three possible explanations come to mind .

come/turn up trumps

And a dream come true ... The advert for grandparents that came up trumps .

Conrad Allen came up trumps again, finishing fourth in the boys 800 metres in a personal best 2 mins. 22.

Ibanez seem to have taken another daring step in their continuing success story and come up trumps once again.

In part two: Four of a kind ... Durnin plays the winning hand as United come up trumps against Luton.

You've come up trumps , Derek.

crawl/come out of the woodwork

Creativity was coming out of the woodwork .

There are wallabies crawling out of the woodwork .

easy come, easy go

feel peculiar/come over all peculiar

first come, first served

go up/come down in the world

go/come along

A Democratic Capitol Hill aide said it's too early to tell whether Congress will go along with the proposal.

Gingrich listened carefully to the Tuesday Lunch Bunch, and sometimes came along to their meetings.

If you would like to reassess your life and learn how to use stress to your advantage, come along .

Other religious schools unwilling to go along with them should no longer expect state funding.

Sam Fermoyle came along West Street.

So I agreed to go along .

The discussion groups were relatively open, and many people came along as friends of friends.

Until Green Bay came along , either one of these two teams was going to win the Super Bowl.

go/come/be down to the wire

We were in a couple of games that went right down to the wire .

In the event the starting line-up went down to the wire .

It is down to the wire .

have sth coming out (of) your ears

here comes sb/sth

how come?

How come he's asked us to spend all this money and not them?

How come I can't make her happy, how come she can't make me happy?

How come Mrs Wall-Eye know my name?

How come the vast majority of the population appears to want to play make-believe?

How come you never asked me what happened?

Joey, how come you never sweet-talk me in person?

if the worst comes to the worst

it will all come out in the wash

kingdom come

As you are risen, it is new kingdom come. 17.

He heard Barnabas hit the study floor running, scattering a braided rug to kingdom come.

He nearly blew us all to kingdom come once ....

His movements came within inches of blowing them all to kingdom come.

The people in the kingdom came to love Aladdin, and the sultan made him a captain in the army.

The truck was blown to kingdom come.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Ya do one fucken thing wrong in yur whole goddamn life an ya got ta pay fer it till kingdom come!

not come near sb/sth

Bankside activity has reached such a pitch, even at night, that the carp will not come near the margins.

Her fiance, the man who was supposed to love her, had not come near her since her father's death.

My wife would not come near me.

rise/come back/return from the dead

A few weeks later Patrick Ashby came back from the dead and went home to inherit the family house and fortune.

Friends don't come back from the dead , Leila thought, rampaging through the corridor from the canteen.

The single engine airplane business came back from the dead after the General Aviation Revitalization Act made it harder to sue.

When Cardiff had come back from the dead , he had shrunk away back down the hessian-screen corridor towards Rohmer.

sb's chickens have come home to roost

sb's number comes up

sth would not come/go amiss

A last round of the rooms wouldn't come amiss .

A little humility in the medical debate would not go amiss .

A little thank you to the Ombudsman would not go amiss . --------------------.

A tankful of petrol wouldn't come amiss .

Adding a few seconds to your dev.time to allow for the stop, etc. wouldn't go amiss .

An apology wouldn't go amiss .

In this climate, a down-home bear hug and attendant back slapping probably wouldn't go amiss .

This remained a most important consideration, but some relaxation of the original prohibition would not go amiss .

take each day as it comes

take effect/come into effect

that's rich (coming from him/you etc)

the coming of sth/sb

All around the globe at this time of year people celebrate the coming of new life into the world.

Formerly it heralded special occasions and, it is said, will be blown to announce the coming of the Messiah.

From my earliest childhood, I had heard people talk of the coming of better times, of the redemption of mankind.

In short, nowhere illustrates better than Mississippi the coming of age of the Republican Party in the South.

Mrs Moore sat with Lily's pale hand in hers and talked with desperate gaiety about the coming of spring.

With the coming of full consciousness among these and related currents, Trotskyism will become a powerful current.

With the coming of the Reagan administration, however, Hermann was told to clean out his desk.

till the cows come home

They stay up and play cards till the cows come home.

when/if it comes to the point

when/if push comes to shove

which came first, the chicken or the egg?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Come a little closer.

Can Billy come too?

Can you come to my party?

Christianity came to Russia in 989.

Has the mail come yet?

My mother's saying she won't come if Richard's here.

Sarah's coming later on.

Some of the birds have come thousands of miles to winter here.

The camera comes complete with batteries.

The morning sun came through the doorway.

The phone bill came at a bad time.

We're having a meal at my home tomorrow night. Do you want to come ?

We come here every summer.

What time is Dad coming home?

When the visitors come , send them up to my office.

Winter came early that year.

You should have come to the concert -- it was really good.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After supper on my first night back, Clarisa took Janir to bed and never came out of her room.

But when she came up to me after that third seminar I was so shocked and embarrassed that I could barely speak.

He rolled a couple of yards downhill and came to rest in a dwarf willow bush.

I came to dance thinking it was the art of motion, the art of action.

Just as our house came into view, one of our horses trotted up to visit.

The excitement comes in the planning of a job from its very birth.

You want to come with me?

II. noun

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(come) rain or shine

Burrow runs two miles, rain or shine, everyday.

Every morning at about 5am, come rain or shine, James Zarei leaves his South Croydon home on his morning run.

He seldom drinks alcohol, never touches drugs, and runs six miles every morning, rain or shine.

I kid you not: each year rain or shine, Californian Poppy.

Scores of rambling and cycling clubs headed remorselessly for the Dales each weekend, come rain or shine.

The working week began every Monday, rain or shine.

(come/work etc) under the umbrella of sth

A whole range of behaviour is subsumed under the umbrella of bureaucratic self-interest.

Finally, war served to bring all members of a society, soldier and civilian, under the umbrella of national consciousness.

Governments also use the more industrially orientated labs under the umbrella of the Fraunhofer society.

(now I) come to think of it

But now that she came to think of it she had never been out to any sort of meal with John.

Come to think of it, Columbia wouldn't have been around if it hadn't been for the blues.

Come to think of it, even Hillary Rodham Clinton could learn something from Alexander about how to invest her money.

Come to think of it, he'd seemed rather a decent chap, some one it might be worth getting to know.

Come to think of it, they might want to hang on to those packing crates.

So did Mom, come to think of it.

You never know, come to think of it.

amount/come to the same thing

And even if it is not significant, it has the potential to be so-which amounts to the same thing.

And literature will amount to the same thing: all writers are copycats.

At once she thought: I could have taken two thousand, three - it would come to the same thing.

Or rather, politics and morality come to the same thing.

Or they act as if they do, which comes to the same thing.

Since it formed a halo over the puck, did that amount to the same thing?

The public purse would not get anything; after all, it all comes to the same thing.

When electrical currents flow they produce magnetic fields and so it is possible that these two therapies amount to the same thing.

be a dream come true

But winning a honeymoon just months before your wedding is a dream come true.

For him, being aboard the raft was a dream come true.

For Ruth it will be a dream come true as she becomes the youngest female licensed amateur rider in history.

It really is a dream come true.

It would be a dream come true to be able to observe my favourite species in a more natural situation.

That would be a dream come true, but everybody around the country wants to win it.

Winning a number was a dream come true for Deborah Fullford of Cambridge, the final Massachusetts woman selected.

be/come along

But every now and then, a bombshell comes along .

Let Hilda know if you are coming along .

Nevertheless, if we allow ourselves to be swayed by every fashion that comes along , we live in a perpetual muddle.

Radiation, coming along shortly thereafter as a therapy method, reinforced this concept of cancer as a local body problem.

Snake come along he bite you.

They go to a place where they can be along and be able to find their soul.

Until you came along , Century House was right out on a limb.

You get these crackpot ideas about helping people who come along to you with a mournful tale.

be/come on the scene

By then, there was a boyfriend on the scene .

All this quickness of mind, all her decisiveness had turned to mush when Mac came on the scene .

But we must keep in mind that millions of species arose and disappeared long before mankind came on the scene .

By then, Wife Number Five had come on the scene .

Etty with her friend Dolly Murchie, had come on the scene .

I try to explain that Charles was only four when I came on the scene .

No doubt when the subsidy commissioners came on the scene they were prevailed on to restore assessments to approximately the levels of 1515.

That is where the plugger and press officer come on the scene .

be/come under fire

Campbell came under fire for his handling of the negotiations.

Grain-based cereal prices already have come under fire from Capitol Hill, with a report in mid-March by Reps.

He added that to be accurate, the aircraft would have to risk coming under fire .

He, in turn, came under fire from conservative Republicans in his home state.

Its stance has come under fire from the president of the private sector's wood alliance, Corma.

Peacekeeping forces came under fire in isolated incidents.

Sir Derek came under fire from several shareholders.

The service came under fire as scores of roads across the province were clogged with snow, snarling traffic and causing chaos.

When crop-dusters come under fire , it is up to DynCorp helicopter pilots to provide support.

be/come up against a (brick) wall

She swam in what she hoped was the direction of the stairs, only to come up against a wall .

be/come up against sb/sth

A ripple of crowd laughter came up against the breeze from the direction of the main grandstands.

And what do you do when to come up against a brick wall?

At every turn workers found themselves coming up against the State.

Here, Wade realized, he had come up against a few firm truths.

In every direction he came up against his own incompleteness.

The acts were not just reluctant to offend, but even to probe beyond the first middle-class convention they came up against .

Together, they come up against an extraordinarily barbaric state bureaucracy and not a few disappointments.

What you have here is a situation where custom and convention comes up against constitutional guarantees.

be/come/go halfway to doing sth

bring sth home to sb/come home to sb

come a cropper

come adrift

But the highlight for me was a thumping take on a buzzer which came adrift after a couple of really powerful lunges.

Shortly after this I nearly suffocated when the pipe of my breathing apparatus came adrift .

come alive

Cabral looks at the clay and her face comes alive as she begins to shape it.

Hodges' stories make history come alive .

The streets come alive after dark.

And the defense came alive in the second half.

As I began to research the background and archaeology of those places, the book came alive in a different way.

By night, the Landing comes alive with jazz and the blues.

For most people such details might be rather boring, but Robertson makes the narrative come alive through the personalities.

In Great Groups, talent comes alive .

Jane Austen's ironies came alive , and the ellipses in Virginia Woolf's prose started to speak.

The walls come alive with foaming beer and music surrounds them as the audience journeys upward in a can of Guinness.

There were voices outside as the train came alive .

come back/down to earth (with a bump)

Adai can come back to Earth after Gog is dead - after I am dead, perhaps.

AIr travellers came down to earth with a bump yesterday when they joined in some charity aerobics.

In Karuzi you quickly come down to earth .

Maybe, but the once pricey products that use this satellite technology have come down to earth .

Peter Lilley came down to earth .

They recently have come down to Earth .

come between sb

A change from Krankoor to Kranko came between the 1847 and 1848 volumes, soon after Theunis's death.

A true cat always comes between you and your newspaper.

He has come between us and ruined our lives.

No time lag should come between demand and supply.

The bulk of the decline in traditional families came between 1970 and 1980, with smaller decreases since then.

The Voice had come between them.

Westward the Hudson came between Sammler and the great Spry industries of New Jersey.

Yet again the business of running the hotel had come between them when they had something important to sort out.

come clean

It's time the government came clean about its plans to raise income tax.

The bank eventually came clean and admitted they had made a mistake.

And when you picked hold of the fish and got hold of a piece it would come clean away.

He felt happy to finally be able to come clean about it, but he felt her withdraw.

In addition, you risk being fired when you come clean , another attorney pointed out.

Labour will not come clean with its figures, so it is bound to describe ours as jiggery-pokery.

So when the station came clean , they had to field several angry calls accusing them of pro-Nottingham Forest bias.

Still, I must come clean .

That is all very well, but why does he not come clean and give us Labour's figures?

That night, at dinner, David and I came clean , and told our friends about singing to fish.

come close (to doing sth)

A loose end, Kirov reminded himself as he came close to the man.

A visit to the ancient ruins, especially on a quiet weekday, comes close to a religious experience.

And this night, he comes close to getting seriously injured.

Even La Scala, where an opening-night stall seat goes for £500, rarely comes close to breaking even.

He can come close , perhaps, but the closer he comes, the greater the risk of slippage.

Her horse came close and watched her.

Later Mr O'Malley came close to confirming that his party would quit the coalition later this week.

Miguel wanted to trust Firebug; he came close to letting everything spill out.

come down on sb like a ton of bricks

come down the pike

Job opportunities like this don't come down the pike that often.

Our image as a bunch of bumpkins who roll over for anything that comes down the pike ?

come first

Alma's family will always come first with her.

For me, over the years, work came first , family came second.

The rains came first , then the storms.

And, like most important values, it came first from my family and was reinforced by good teachers.

Angie Costello came first to mind, a bright lipsticked smile above a striped blue apron.

But Rosie had come first , and real people mattered more than fantasies.

Culture in Berlin came first through state institutions, and developed very late and all at once.

I came first to the Flat Garden, with its bonsai azaleas, temple statuary, and a stunning view of Portland.

The theory always came first , put forward from the desire to have an elegant and consistent mathematical model.

This is where all bad accidents come first and have their clothes removed and first transfusions.

Which came first , the decline in public interest or the decline in political news?

come hell or high water

Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.

I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.

I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.

She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.

come in from the cold

But 20 years have at least seen her interests come in from the cold .

But we have come in from the cold to bring back a sneak preview.

Never come in from the cold and toast by a hot fire.

Timothy Cranmer did not come in from the cold , exactly.

Voice over Another faithful sign that winter is truly upon us, is when wildlife comes in from the cold .

Who exactly was coming in from the cold ?

come into being/be brought into being

New democracies have come into being since the end of the Cold War.

come into focus/bring sth into focus

come into force/bring sth into force

come into sight

We stood at the window until their car came into sight .

After a moment they came into sight .

But they instantly look the other way when he and his motorcade come into sight .

But when the lane curved, a tavern came into sight and she went in.

He'd have plenty of time to drive down when the target vehicle came into sight .

He had only a few seconds before the postman came into sight through the trees above the road.

The camp came into sight at the bottom of the road.

The carob came into sight below.

come into the world

He gave her a child every year, but was never there when it came into the world .

He looked as if he came into the world fighting.

come into use

Tanning beds came into use around 1979.

Doors were fitted and it came into use on 7 September.

Doubtless, this instability will continue as more sophisticated techniques of diagnosis come into use by the medical profession.

It came into use around the turn of the century.

The new register comes into use the following February.

The scourge of firedamp explosions caused by the miners' lights should have dwindled to nothing after the lamp came into use .

There were many different drugs coming into use .

Various kinds of minuscule came into use , such as the humanistic and the Carolingian.

come of age

Emma will inherit a fortune when she comes of age .

In the 1940s, movies really came of age as a creative art form.

Mozart's music came of age when the baroque style was at its height.

They planned to marry as soon as she came of age .

Britain's adopted children had come of age .

Could 1992 be the year when the environmental revolution really comes of age ?

Duroc had had to come of age and replace the older Duroc in the service of Nguyen Seth.

His leap from collector to seller may be the surest sign yet that road-map collecting has come of age .

However, you will come of age in two months.

It must be child development with this goal: that every child be ready for school when that child comes of age .

Morris came of age in the 1850s.

come off worst

Alec Davidson, for example, was one of those who came off worst .

come on stream

The new plant will come on stream at the end of the year.

A seventy million pounds engine plant came on stream three years ago producing engines for Rover.

If successful, the trust will come on stream in April, 1993.

No new cases would come on stream for us to deal with.

Norton believes privatisation of electricity and water companies means more funds will come on stream .

The Lomond platform is due to come on stream in April.

The plant is scheduled to come on stream in the spring of 1992.

They will be concentrated in the same industries and come on stream as the economy is beginning its recovery from the depression.

With more and more reactors coming on stream every year, it was inevitable that problems would begin to occur.

come out of sth/come up smelling of roses

come out of the closet

The trial brought the issue of sexual harassment out of the closet .

Once people decide to come out of the closet , it is pretty easy to do here.

come out on top

In a survey of customer preference, one model came consistently out on top .

In all action movies, the hero always comes out on top .

Usually the team with the most talent comes out on top .

Anthony Courtney's warnings welled up again, coupled with a new determination to come out on top .

Both individuals should feel they come out on top .

But Tsongas turned those views around when he came out on top , beating rival Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.

But WindowWorks comes out on top .

The hero or heroine must ultimately come out on top .

While Gladiator came out on top , the contest was far from a shoo-in.

Yet, if they are in one, most men want to come out on top .

You could sum up the event by saying a batch of first-time nominees came out on top this year.

come running

When Bob Dylan calls, musicians come running .

At once there came running to her from all directions a pack of great wolves.

Fellers come running , bobbies come running and it was a right old dust-up.

In under two minutes she came running in with her clothes.

Setting priorities Land economists questioned whether developers would come running if the city built a canal.

She came running up to the van and climbed in beside him.

She had contrarily thought that if he really cared he would have come running after her.

The villagers came running , naturally, but there were no wolves.

Then he loped away as a hound came running silently through the trees, nose to the ground, scenting slowly.

come sb's way

We're determined to take every opportunity that comes our way .

come to a head

The situation came to a head when the workers went out on strike.

Despite these embassy warnings matters seemed in danger of coming to a head early in 1951.

Frictions between the Truman administration and MacArthur on the conduct of the war came to a head in April 1951.

It all came to a head a couple weekends back.

It was a struggle which came to a head in the reign of Edward the Confessor, which began in 1042.

Matters finally came to a head about six weeks ago when my wife and I went out to dinner with another couple.

That part of the debate should come to a head in December, when commissioners are scheduled to formally approve the projects.

They came to a head in 1562 at the Council of Trent, reconvened after a ten-year break.

Yet, even as this crisis came to a head , the bishops remained unrepentant.

come to a pretty pass

come to a pretty/sorry pass

come to a stop

The elevator finally came to a stop at the 56th floor.

An unshaven old man in a stained jacket comes to a stop beside us.

As it came to a stop , it widened the frenzied cluster of moths surrounding the yellow platform light over his head.

He had given no sign of injury until we came to a stop .

His looking finally came to a stop at the Big Nurse.

Lacuna came to a stop behind her, and pulled her gently into an embrace that for once was nothing but tender.

The elevator rose smoothly, then came to a stop .

We came to a stop outside my bedroom door and he made a lurching movement.

With a triumphant belch, the train came to a stop and soon from a first-class carriage the beloved figure emerged.

come to blows (with sb)

He and John, the Red Comyn, had come to blows before.

The effect was unnerving, and at first I thought the old men would come to blows .

The two actors reputedly almost came to blows and ended the film not talking to each other.

The two of them shouted at each other and until Daley stomped out, the secretaries feared they would come to blows .

They came to blows in Jersey last weekend and Speedie was fined £50 in court.

Two men had come to blows , an arm had been broken.

We curse and leave the room or even come to blows .

When Antony and Cleopatra come to blows , the scene explodes.

come to grief

But out of sight at the other end of the course, Mr Hill had also come to grief .

Far from remaining a hero, he came to grief .

She'd come to grief acting like that, but not from him.

The reductivist enterprise thus inevitably comes to grief , and it is not altogether surprising that it does.

Then might not the rotting stump of the tree split under their weight and they come to grief ?

This is often far from the case and many a combination has come to grief at the very last fence.

When it comes to that interesting pastime, most members of most species come to grief .

come to hand

And any missile that came to hand .

Departmental staff are encouraged to share information as recorded, and other information as it comes to hand .

Harrison, ever practical and resourceful, took what materials came to hand , and handled them well.

No suitable material came to hand for the box hedges.

The first item that came to hand was the flower.

Then they replaced the nonfiction temporarily, as the volumes came to hand , and started on the second half.

Until today, that was, when suddenly two very different pieces of information had come to hand .

You're trying for something that's funky, something that sounds good, and you just grab whatever comes to hand .

come to heel

During their bizarre courtship she was his willing puppy who came to heel when he whistled.

Sometimes they succeed in pressuring others to come to heel .

come to life/roar into life/splutter into life etc

come to light/be brought to light

It eventually came to light that the CIA had information about a security problem.

But as Judge Priore's investigation continues, more mysteries come to light .

Few such blemishes, given the secrecy of organizational practice, came to light .

However, very interesting dynamics regarding the competition and market structure are coming to light .

It is a complete mystery to everyone how the following gems came to light in 1989.

The debate might have been clarified by study of the relevant Sanskrit texts: but these came to light only slowly.

The problem came to light when an ambulance was delayed attending an emergency at Harwood-in-Teesdale, just before Christmas.

The relationship came to light when a mysterious note was handed to a barrister at an earlier hearing.

This came to light in the present century during widening and repair operations.

come to no harm/not come to any harm

Fortunately, none of the hostages came to any serious harm .

I'm sure Craig's old enough to catch a train into town without coming to any harm .

If you keep quiet, you'll come to no harm .

come to nothing

But it had come to nothing , and in the process he had recognised the truth behind his motives.

Crack addicts, criminals, people whose lives have come to nothing .

Even Sam Smith's valiant attempts to reduce the deficit came to nothing .

If this was the intention it came to nothing , for the title was abolished in 1554.

Plots to dispose of him came to nothing .

Sadly it has come to nothing .

Speculation that the deputy chairman, Lord Barnett, might also be removed came to nothing .

Without action your job hunting will come to nothing .

come to pass

And so it came to pass .

But it's not really surprising that this accommodation should come to pass .

It really did come to pass .

It will come to pass , shortly I presume, that others will come forward to claim they wrote the book.

None of this may come to pass , but all efforts to prevent it so far have backfired.

Such regulations may someday come to pass , but perhaps not soon enough for the butternut.

The odds on this coming to pass are daunting.

Whatever the priestess at Delphi said would happen infallibly came to pass .

come to rest

Lynn's eyes came to rest on a framed picture on the bookshelf.

The plane skidded along the runway and came to rest in a cornfield.

A curlew called out as it rose above the waters, then came to rest alongside its mate among the rushes.

Ahab abandons his watch and walks about the deck finally coming to rest against the rail.

Finally the raft came to rest , sitting just below the tideline.

From time to time she would glance back into the room, her eyes coming to rest on the casually seated figure of Tsu Ma.

His second shot came to rest in a greenside bunker.

Meanwhile, we spun out and came to rest with the car still running.

She woke slowly from a vague dream as an errant breeze drifted over her face, coming to rest on her mouth.

Those which happen to come to rest in a non-absorbing direction will absorb no more photons, and will thereafter stay put.

come to sb's attention

Cuttings that should come to everybody's attention quickly can be pinned to the library noticeboard or contained in a monthly newsletter.

I pay tribute to the fairness of the Home Office in dealing with the cases that have come to my attention .

It's just come to my attention that he might have corresponded with Christabel LaMotte.

Small strokes of frontal lobe seldom come to the attention of neurologists.

Then it came to the attention of Edward Hooper, an unusually tenacious man.

Unlike venereal disease, leprosy came to Western attention relatively late.

We maintain a computerised database of potential acquirers against which we screen all opportunities that come to our attention .

come to terms with sth

It took years for Rob to come to terms with his mother's death.

An individual's sexuality is their own affair and they will come to terms with it when they are ready to.

Four died in hospital and Emma Hartley, one of the survivors, was trying to come to terms with that.

He sat at the window, staring out into the night trying to come to terms with the anger that overwhelmed him.

I had to come to terms with that.

It helps the young reader to come to terms with his or her own non-rational, unconscious-dominated behaviour.

Only by finding each other again can they hope to come to terms with their tragedy.

Refusing to come to terms with reality harms us and, incidentally, deceives no one else for long.

They've been trying to come to terms with what's happened ever since.

come to the/sb's rescue

Alberto has come to the rescue with One Step, a great new two-in-one shampoo and conditioner.

And I could see no more, until the cavalry came to the rescue .

But human ingenuity and intelligence, plus what may amount to an instinct for symbolism, comes to the rescue .

But once again ingenuity came to the rescue .

In theory, the Tory constituency parties could come to the rescue .

Once again, Ashputtel sang her song for the birds; once again they came to her rescue .

The designer from Mark Wilkinson, Debbie Weston, came to the rescue and suggested custom-painted ones.

The thirty-day rule comes to the rescue for thirty days.

come to/meet a sticky end

I can't help but think that it's an unfortunate custom to name children after people who come to sticky ends.

come true

After 21 years, Carl's dream of owning a home came true .

Patterson's dream came true when he won the Boston marathon on his first attempt.

People say that if you make a wish at the top of the hill, it always comes true .

And in no time at all, they see their dreams come true .

But it is not a dream that is likely to come true , though perhaps not for the obvious reason.

Ideas become a bit confused by the fact they feel a dream has come true .

She was glad to see such a love story come true before her eyes.

She was like a larger than life fantasy that had just come true .

This is the land where dreams come true if you really, honestly want them to.

This was a dream that came true .

We thought maybe our worst nightmare came true .

come tumbling down

Soon her marriage came tumbling down.

And the marriage comes tumbling down as Roth, like a Roth hero, demands to become unbound from marital ties.

Another set of walls comes tumbling down.

As the Holy Spirit filled me, the barriers came tumbling down.

He watched a huge white mountain collapse and come tumbling down on him.

One wrong move, we realized with horror, and the doors could come tumbling down.

The statues came tumbling down all over the Soviet Union.

Then the stage came tumbling down.

There is a loud clatter as a stack of circuit boards comes tumbling down.

come unglued

If someone talked to me like that, I would just come unglued .

When his parents got divorced, his whole world came unglued .

Robbins, whose analogies tend strongly toward food, explained what happens when something comes unglued .

What on earth was it about him that he could make her come unglued with just a single look?

You can turn the Mustang into any bend at any speed and it won't ever come unglued .

come unstuck

Another day we nearly came unstuck altogether.

Because many skiers rely on skidding, they come unstuck in deep snow.

Billy says that he first came unstuck in time in 1944, long before his trip to Tralfamadore.

But even that achievement is now in danger of coming unstuck , as Larry Elliott points out on page 12.

He told about having come unstuck in time.

The layers of secrecy have come unstuck with time.

This week, however, they came unstuck .

Where I really came unstuck arguing with von Kranksch was on the subject of crystals.

come up short

We've been to the state tournament four times, but we've come up short every time.

He struck the ball tentatively, and it came up short .

I went home, wanting to do something very special, but came up short .

If we keep coming up short , tax the Patagonians.

Judged by their own standards, they came up short .

Kansas played well for 38 minutes but came up short in the end.

Riley keeps coming up short , but insists on coming right back to pound the same hammer with the same nail.

This analysis often reveals why some groups regularly succeed and others regularly come up short .

We're so close to getting the job done, but we keep coming up short .

come up with the goods/deliver the goods

Neil Young's annual fall concert always delivers the goods with famous musicians and good music.

come within a whisker of (doing) sth

come/be on stream

A seventy million pounds engine plant came on stream three years ago producing engines for Rover.

Norton believes privatisation of electricity and water companies means more funds will come on stream.

The Lomond platform is due to come on stream in April.

The plant is scheduled to come on stream in the spring of 1992.

They will be concentrated in the same industries and come on stream as the economy is beginning its recovery from the depression.

Those two plants came on stream at a time when we needed all the capacity they could provide.

Two years later, the new developments are on stream, bringing the target of 400 job opportunities even closer.

With more and more reactors coming on stream every year, it was inevitable that problems would begin to occur.

come/follow hot on the heels of sth

It comes hot on the heels of the C5 saloon we showed you last week.

come/get to grips with sth

At that time, she was still coming to grips with her unexpected plunge into social activism.

BInstitutions are just now coming to grips with the consequences.

In my view this is an evasion of the teacher's duty to enable pupils to get to grips with academic language.

Neither Jantzen nor McFague really gets to grips with the philosophical issues involved.

Now he's getting to grips with his injuries.

The whole program works very well, I still seem to have problems in getting to grips with some areas.

Tutorials on disk are the latest way to get to grips with problem areas.

We are still trying to come to grips with the problems identified by the Romantics.

come/go along for the ride

I had nothing better to do, so I thought I'd go along for the ride .

But do members just go along for the ride ?

His pride would never let Olajuwon simply go along for the ride .

I was wondering if you fancied coming along for the ride .

I went along for the ride .

Lord knows where they're heading, but you really should go along for the ride .

Or she probably chose me for him and he just went along for the ride .

Other major players in the Las Vegas casino market came along for the ride .

The dancers were flown to Washington, with Talley Beatty going along for the ride .

come/go full circle

After the experiments of the 1960s, education has come full circle in its methods of teaching reading.

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle .

Cross the Bahnhof bridge, and you will have come full circle back to the starting point.

In a way, we've almost come full circle back to what I was trained to do, which is teaching.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle .

So we have come full circle .

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle .

Thus the research has come full circle .

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle .

come/go under the hammer

A collection of prints and paintings by Picasso came under the hammer at Sotheby's yesterday.

Three Renoir paintings will come under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York.

As for football, it also came under the hammer for the usual reasons.

Hundreds of items go under the hammer to save a medieval manor.

In 1972 it failed to reach reserve price when it came under the hammer at auction.

It was part of the contents of a unique toy museum in Buckinghamshire most of which came under the hammer today.

Read in studio A collection of battered old toys has come under the hammer at an auction today.

So that and nearly 500 other lots will go under the hammer at Sotherbys tomorrow.

The rest of his collection is going under the hammer .

They will go under the hammer at the London auctioneers Spink on 17 May.

come/go with the territory

I expected the criticism it comes with the territory when you're a public figure.

As economies mature, they say, economic slowdown comes with the territory .

Dealing with the guest who is in a delicate business situation or just a very bad mood all goes with the territory .

Death always went with the territory .

Human rights abuses go with the territory .

Most of us have been doing this for a long time, and it goes with the territory .

She just said she felt it went with the territory .

Some of this borderline recklessness goes with the territory .

The strain, the negativity, the isolation all came with the territory .

come/go/get along

Depending on the circumstances, I was willing to go along .

I went along the colonnade to the corner of the southern front of the house.

In the best programs, 3-and 4-year-olds learn social skills, how to share and get along .

Rashly volunteering to be a contestant, I went along the previous Saturday to practice.

She said she does not get along well with her children and can not get them to clean.

She wants to go along too.

The countries in the region do not want Kosovo independence, and Washington appears to go along with that view.

Why don't you ask Brenda and Belinda to come along to Friday meetings?

come/go/turn full circle

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle.

Now his fortunes are poised to turn full circle again.

Now the pattern has turned full circle.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle.

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle.

The wheel has turned full circle in the past 25 years.

Thus the research has come full circle.

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle.

come/roll/jerk/skid etc to a stop

A limousine carrying Harris and several other black passengers jerked to a stop .

An unshaven old man in a stained jacket comes to a stop beside us.

And moments later he comes to a stop .

As it came to a stop , it widened the frenzied cluster of moths surrounding the yellow platform light over his head.

He had given no sign of injury until we came to a stop .

It swerved wildly towards the wall, bounced over the pavement and came to a stop four feet from the concrete wall.

Once it has been consumed, the Darwinian machine comes to a stop .

When it jerked to a stop they were led out into a narrow carpeted passage.

come/spring to mind

All of this comes to mind because of the movies.

As I thought about this, two questions kept coming to mind .

Dell and Elonex immediately spring to mind .

Faded was the word that sprang to mind - everything had a rather tired quality about it.

He waited for something to come to mind .

Multiple calamities had come to mind .

Three possible explanations come to mind .

come/turn up trumps

And a dream come true ... The advert for grandparents that came up trumps .

Conrad Allen came up trumps again, finishing fourth in the boys 800 metres in a personal best 2 mins. 22.

Ibanez seem to have taken another daring step in their continuing success story and come up trumps once again.

In part two: Four of a kind ... Durnin plays the winning hand as United come up trumps against Luton.

You've come up trumps , Derek.

crawl/come out of the woodwork

Creativity was coming out of the woodwork .

There are wallabies crawling out of the woodwork .

cross that bridge when you come to it

"What if they refuse?" "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."

easy come, easy go

feel peculiar/come over all peculiar

first come, first served

go up/come down in the world

go/come along

A Democratic Capitol Hill aide said it's too early to tell whether Congress will go along with the proposal.

Gingrich listened carefully to the Tuesday Lunch Bunch, and sometimes came along to their meetings.

If you would like to reassess your life and learn how to use stress to your advantage, come along .

Other religious schools unwilling to go along with them should no longer expect state funding.

Sam Fermoyle came along West Street.

So I agreed to go along .

The discussion groups were relatively open, and many people came along as friends of friends.

Until Green Bay came along , either one of these two teams was going to win the Super Bowl.

go/come/be down to the wire

We were in a couple of games that went right down to the wire .

In the event the starting line-up went down to the wire .

It is down to the wire .

here comes sb/sth

how come?

How come he's asked us to spend all this money and not them?

How come I can't make her happy, how come she can't make me happy?

How come Mrs Wall-Eye know my name?

How come the vast majority of the population appears to want to play make-believe?

How come you never asked me what happened?

Joey, how come you never sweet-talk me in person?

if the worst comes to the worst

if you think ..., you've got another think coming!

If they think it's going to be an easy game, they've got another think coming!

it will all come out in the wash

kingdom come

As you are risen, it is new kingdom come. 17.

He heard Barnabas hit the study floor running, scattering a braided rug to kingdom come.

He nearly blew us all to kingdom come once ....

His movements came within inches of blowing them all to kingdom come.

The people in the kingdom came to love Aladdin, and the sultan made him a captain in the army.

The truck was blown to kingdom come.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Ya do one fucken thing wrong in yur whole goddamn life an ya got ta pay fer it till kingdom come!

not come near sb/sth

Bankside activity has reached such a pitch, even at night, that the carp will not come near the margins.

Her fiance, the man who was supposed to love her, had not come near her since her father's death.

My wife would not come near me.

rise/come back/return from the dead

A few weeks later Patrick Ashby came back from the dead and went home to inherit the family house and fortune.

Friends don't come back from the dead , Leila thought, rampaging through the corridor from the canteen.

The single engine airplane business came back from the dead after the General Aviation Revitalization Act made it harder to sue.

When Cardiff had come back from the dead , he had shrunk away back down the hessian-screen corridor towards Rohmer.

sb had (got) it coming

He had it coming, and I did him in.

Put like that and you might think they had it coming.

That pair obviously just had it coming.

sb's chickens come home to roost

Their extravagant overspending has come home to roost .

Eventually, of course, the chickens came home to roost .

sb's chickens have come home to roost

sb's number comes up

see sb coming (a mile off)

Beyond him, I could see the camp coming alive.

Birds, like planes, usually face into the wind, so they do not see the plane coming.

He looked up to see Norm coming down the driveway.

One of the man-things had seen them coming and shouted a warning.

Sarah Fleming saw them coming through the window of the front room.

She saw him coming and intended to give him a wide berth.

That Salvor Hardin had seen it coming made it none the more pleasant.

We were heading for the landing zone and could even see a chopper coming toward us.

see sth coming

Everyone had seen the layoffs coming, but nobody could do anything to stop them.

Jason saw the stock market crash coming and sold most of his shares.

Then one day she just walked out -- I suppose I should have seen it coming really.

sth would not come/go amiss

A last round of the rooms wouldn't come amiss .

A little humility in the medical debate would not go amiss .

A little thank you to the Ombudsman would not go amiss . --------------------.

A tankful of petrol wouldn't come amiss .

Adding a few seconds to your dev.time to allow for the stop, etc. wouldn't go amiss .

An apology wouldn't go amiss .

In this climate, a down-home bear hug and attendant back slapping probably wouldn't go amiss .

This remained a most important consideration, but some relaxation of the original prohibition would not go amiss .

take each day as it comes

take effect/come into effect

that's rich (coming from him/you etc)

the coming of sth/sb

All around the globe at this time of year people celebrate the coming of new life into the world.

Formerly it heralded special occasions and, it is said, will be blown to announce the coming of the Messiah.

From my earliest childhood, I had heard people talk of the coming of better times, of the redemption of mankind.

In short, nowhere illustrates better than Mississippi the coming of age of the Republican Party in the South.

Mrs Moore sat with Lily's pale hand in hers and talked with desperate gaiety about the coming of spring.

With the coming of full consciousness among these and related currents, Trotskyism will become a powerful current.

With the coming of the Reagan administration, however, Hermann was told to clean out his desk.

till the cows come home

They stay up and play cards till the cows come home.

what goes around comes around

But, as the saying goes , what goes around comes around.

when/if it comes to the point

when/if push comes to shove

which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.