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come into something

to receive money or property from someone who has died She came into a fortune when her father died.
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come into

1. Inherit, acquire, as in She expected to come into a fortune when she turned twenty-one. [Early 1700s]
2. Accede to power or office, as in He came into office in 1820 and served three terms. [Early 1800s]
3. come into one's own. Get rightful possession of something; achieve rightful recognition. For example, The serial composers have finally come into their own. [Early 1900s]
See also: come

come into

v.
1. To enter some enclosed space or region: When the president came into the room, everyone stood up.
2. To acquire something, especially by good fortune: Since her parents were so rich, she came into a fortune on her twenty-first birthday. The store managed to come into a huge number of winter hats, so they were put on sale.
3. To attain some state or condition: After some rearrangement, our plans came into good shape.
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