Arrive and depart, either briefly or repeatedly; go to and fro. Shakespeare had it in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2:2): “He may come and go between you both.” [Late 1300s]
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How to use come and go in a sentence
Few spots in France are more entirely apart from the come-and-go of modern life than is forgotten Pontigny, parfume de souvenirs.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
During the whole of this dialogue, Peter had had only "come-and-go" glimpses of those eyes.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him | Paul Leicester Ford
Mrs. Verdon's fan ceased its regular come-and-go and lay motionless in her lap.A Vanished Hand | Sarah Doudney
I hate the new style of such come-and-go visits, as if there was no time for anything.Springhaven | R. D. Blackmore
At first, no one answered him, for everybody's attention was fixed on the wayward come-and-go of the cards.Their Son; The Necklace | Eduardo Zamacois