Idioms for come

Origin of come

before 900; Middle English comen, Old English cuman; cognate with Dutch komen, German kommen, Gothic qiman, Old Norse koma, Latin venīre (see avenue), Greek baínein (see basis), Sanskrit gácchati (he) goes
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British Dictionary definitions for come in (1 of 2)

come in

verb (intr, mainly adverb)

British Dictionary definitions for come in (2 of 2)

come
/ (kʌm) /

verb comes, coming, came or come (mainly intr)

interjection

an exclamation expressing annoyance, irritation, etccome now!; come come!

noun taboo, slang

semen

Word Origin for come

Old English cuman; related to Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman, Old High German queman to come, Sanskrit gámati he goes
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Idioms and Phrases with come in (1 of 2)

come in

1

Arrive, become available for use or begin to produce, as in Has the new fall line come in yet? or The latest reports are coming in now, or This well has just begun to come in. [Late 1800s]

2

Also, come in on. Join an enterprise, as in Do you want to come in on our venture? [Mid-1800s]

3

Be one of those who finish a contest or race, as in My horse came in last. [Late 1800s]

4

Perform or function, as in This mixer comes in very handy, or Where does my department come in? [Late 1800s] Also see come in handy.

5

Enter into an account, issue, or list, as in Where does this question come in? or Please explain where in this long process I come in. This usage dates from Shakespeare's time and appears in The Tempest (2:1): “Widow? A pox on that! How came that widow in?” Also see subsequent entries beginning with come in; come into; this is where I came in.

Idioms and Phrases with come in (2 of 2)

come

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