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come of

To be the result of something or some action. Very little came of our efforts to control the outbreak of smallpox. Feeling sick, huh? Well, that's what comes of eating four chocolate bars in a row.
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come in(to) line

1. To become straight; to form into a line or row. The teacher waited for her students to come into line before they walked to the auditorium. The cars all came in line after the traffic merged into a single lane.
2. To conform, adhere to, or agree with that which is established or generally accepted, such as rules, beliefs, modes of behavior, etc. You might have some wild ideas for the future, but you'll never get anywhere in this business if you don't start coming into line with your boss's expectations. We all tend to have revolutionary ideals in our youth, but we usually come in line with the general populace as we grow older.
See also: come, line

come into question

To become doubted, scrutinized, or a matter of serious discussion. The government's ability to lead the country has come into question after a fifth straight week of protests at the nation's capital. This reluctance to act has caused your leadership skills to come into question.
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come (in) over the transom

To be offered without prior agreement, consent, or arrangement; to be unsolicited or uninvited. Said especially of written works submitted for publication or consideration. My biggest task as an intern was sorting through and usually disposing of amateur works that came over the transom. Any journalist will tell you that a great story doesn't come in over the transom—you have to go and do the leg work to find one.
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come through (something) with flying colors

To win, achieve, or accomplish something exceptionally well or very successfully. Said especially of a test, examination, or training of some kind. Primarily heard in US. Samantha was rather nervous taking her final exam, but she came through with flying colors! Your brother has come through his apprenticeship with flying colors. He'll be a master builder in no time!
See also: color, come, flying

come home by Weeping Cross

To grieve or mourn. The phrase is not limited to death—it can apply to a disappointment as well. I dread the day when I come home by Weeping Cross—my first loss in the battlefield will be too much to take.
See also: come, cross, home, weeping

come into (one's) own

To reach a new level of maturity, independence, or success. Often said of young adults. Betsy has really come into her own this year. A full-time job, a new apartment—she's doing great!
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come short

To disappoint. To not meet certain expectations or goals. I came short on my sales goal this month, which is really disappointing. I know I was supposed to run a full mile. I didn't want to come short, but I was going to collapse if I didn't take a break!
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come thick and fast

To come rapidly and in large quantities (as in an attack). Those bees came thick and fast after you disturbed that beehive.
See also: and, come, fast, thick

come to (someone's) rescue

To help someone in trouble. The phrase can be used for both serious and trivial situations. Thank goodness the lifeguard came to my rescue; otherwise, I might have drowned! Thanks for the notes! You totally came to my rescue after I missed so many classes.
See also: come, rescue

This is where I came in.

Fig. I have heard all this before. (Said when a situation begins to seem repetitive, as when a film one has seen part of before reaches familiar scenes.) John sat through a few minutes of the argument, and when Tom and Alice kept saying the same thing over and over John said, "This is where I came in," and left the room. The speaker stood up and asked again for a new vote on the proposal. "This is where I came in," muttered Jane as she headed for the door.
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There are plenty more where they/that came from.

something that you say in order to tell someone they will easily find another person or thing similar to the one they have lost 'Roger and I split up last month.' 'Oh, never mind, There are plenty more where he came from.'
See there are plenty more fish in the sea
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your whole world came crashing down around you

  also your whole world (was) turned upside down
if your whole world comes crashing down around you, something unpleasant happens in your life that suddenly makes you feel very upset or confused Suddenly they weren't popular any more, nobody wanted to buy their records, and their whole world came crashing down around them. When I found out he'd had an affair, my whole world turned upside down.
See set the world on fire, think the world of

this is where I came in

This is where I began, my knowledge dates from this point. For example, Do you have anything more to add, because if not, this is where I came in. This idiom, dating from the 1920s, originally alluded to the continuous showing of a motion picture, with customers entering the theater at any stage while the film was running and leaving when it reached the point where they had started.
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come of

v.
To be the result, outcome, or outgrowth of something or someone: We were hopeful at first, but ultimately not much came of our grandiose plans. Nothing much will come of you if you drop out of school now.
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This is where I came in

sent. This all seems very familiar. This is where I came in. It’s the same thing all over again.
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