kingdom come


noun

the next world; the hereafter; heaven.
Informal. a place or future time seemingly very remote: You could keep it up till kingdom come.

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Origin of kingdom come

First recorded in 1775–85; extracted from the phrase Thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer
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British Dictionary definitions for kingdom come

kingdom come

noun

the next world; life after death
informal the end of the world (esp in the phrase until kingdom come)
informal unconsciousness or death
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Cultural definitions for kingdom come

kingdom come

The next world; the afterlife: “The superpowers have enough nuclear warheads to blow the entire world to kingdom come.” An allusion to the Lord's Prayer: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.”

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