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come what may

Cliché no matter what might happen. I'll be home for the holidays, come what may. Come what may, the mail will get delivered.
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come what may

whatever happens come hell or high water The peace-keeping force will be sent home in six months, come what may.
Usage notes: the same meaning can be also expressed by at (the very) least, either way, in any case, and in any event
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come what may

whatever happens I shall be there tonight come what may. It's always good to know that, come what may, your job is safe.
See come of age, go amiss, come back to bite you, come to blows, come clean, come a cropper, come face to face with, come face to face with, come under fire, come through with flying colours, come to a full stop, come full circle, come on like gangbusters, deliver the goods, come to grief, come to grips with, come a gutser, come under the hammer, come cap in hand, come to a head, come to heel, come hell or high water, come within an inch of, have come a long way, come to mind, come one, come all, come into own, come down the pike, come the raw prawn, come along for the ride, come to senses, come out of shell, come out smelling of roses, come on strong, come to terms with, come with the territory, come up up trumps, come unglued, come unstuck, come out in the wash, come out of the woodwork, come down in the world
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come what may

No matter what happens, as in Come what may, I'll be home in time for dinner. This phrase, in slightly different form, come what will, dates from the 16th century and has almost exact equivalents in French, Italian, and German.
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