He'd come down from Boston, where he does financial reporting for mutual funds.
Eastwood's late career pattern has been to come down firmly on the side of issues that have been decided for decades.
Are the GOP debates all about politics, or does it really just come down to network ratings?
The election will come down to Romney and Obama, and it will be decided on the economy and on race.
A recount, he notes, needs to come down to a “very small number of votes in a one state” that would decide the electoral winner.
Why the devil did that thing hang there for ages, and then come down on me today?
Sophia desired him to come down, and even assured him that if he did not, she should be angry.
Dr. Munro thought it would be better that he should not come down.
I'll do it; and I'll have 'em all ready when you come down in the morning.
They wanted to know when Miss Hamilton was going to come down.
Old English cuman "come, approach, land; come to oneself, recover; arrive; assemble" (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, past participle cumen), from Proto-Germanic *kwem- (cf. Old Saxon cuman, Old Frisian kuma, Middle Dutch comen, Dutch komen, Old High German queman, German kommen, Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman), from PIE root *gwa-, *gwem- "to go, come" (cf. Sanskrit gamati "he goes," Avestan jamaiti "goes," Tocharian kakmu "come," Lithuanian gemu "to be born," Greek bainein "to go, walk, step," Latin venire "to come").
The substitution of Middle English -o- for Old English -u- before -m-, -n-, or -r- was a scribal habit before minims to avoid misreading the letters in the old style handwriting, which jammed letters. The practice similarly transformed some, monk, tongue, worm. Modern past tense form came is Middle English, probably from Old Norse kvam, replacing Old English cuom.
Remarkably productive with prepositions (NTC's "Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" lists 198 combinations); consider the varied senses in come to "regain consciousness," come over "possess" (as an emotion), come at "attack," come on (interj.) "be serious," and come off "occur." For sexual senses, see cum.