happen to

happen to someone or something

to befall someone or something; to occur to someone or something. What is going to happen to me? Something awful happened to your car.
See also: happen
References in classic literature ?
Upon the whole, the consequences of such a law as this would be directly contrary to those things which good laws ought to establish, and which Socrates endeavoured to establish by his regulations concerning women and children: for we think that friendship is the greatest good which can happen to any city, as nothing so much prevents seditions: and amity in a city is what Socrates commends above all things, which appears to be, as indeed he says, the effect of friendship; as we learn from Aristophanes in the Erotics, who says, that those who love one another from the excess of that passion, desire to breathe the same soul, and from being two to be blended into one: from whence it would necessarily follow, that both or one of them must be destroyed.
Only this, then: whatever may happen to you when I am not here.
You would never want that to happen to your child, so why should people accept it when it happens to other people's children.
4 : to come especially by way of injury or harm <Nothing will happen to you.
Things turn very serious when Rosalind becomes aware of two tragedies that will happen to her sisters.
What will happen to the European Constitution now that French and Dutch voters have rejected it?
T: Suppose that some of the other disciples followed along behind to see what would happen to Stephen.
Did the disciples have any expectation that resurrection was something that might happen to Jesus shortly after he died?
Dallaire takes our fingers and places them in Rwanda's wounds, so that we might know beyond any doubt what did happen, and so we might remember that the Rwanda genocide didn't just happen to Rwandans--it happened to all of us--and it is thus incumbent on us all to prevent it.
We really don't know what is going to happen to the audience of potential purchasers of these luxury units.
I thought of the episodes that were beginning to happen to me day in and day out.
Jacobs: Well, they've had some bad things happen to them.
They are obliged by law to provide charity care to those who don't have money; so there is a method in play for the extraordinary events that happen to a man.
Never, never, never assume that it can't or won't happen to you.