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 off (1 of 2)

come off

verb (intr, mainly adverb)

British Dictionary definitions for come off (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 off (1 of 2)

come off

1

Happen, occur, as in The trip came off on schedule. [Early 1800s]

2

Acquit oneself, reach the end. This usage always includes a modifier, as in Whenever challenged he comes off badly, or This model is doomed to come off second-best. [Mid-1600s]

3

Succeed, as in Our dinner party really came off. [Mid-1800s]

4

See come off it.

Idioms and Phrases with come off (2 of 2)

come

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