till kingdom come


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till kingdom come

For a very long, indefinite amount of time; forever. Although we don't have to pay for medical care in this country, you'll sometimes be waiting till kingdom come to receive elective treatment. My wife and her sister will talk on the phone till kingdom come if nothing interrupts them!
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till kingdom come

Fig. until the end of the world; forever. Do I have to keep assembling these units till kingdom come? I'll hate her guts till kingdom come.
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till (or until) kingdom come

forever. informal
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till/until kingdom ˈcome

(old-fashioned) for a long time, for ever: You can dig here until kingdom come, but you will never find water.
The expression kingdom come in these two idioms means heaven or the next world.
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till kingdom come

mod. until the end of the world; forever. I’ll hate her guts till kingdom come.
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