come in(to) contact(redirected from came into contact)
come in(to) contact
1. Literally, to touch someone or something. Jill got chicken pox too after coming in contact with her cousins while they were sick. Be careful not to come into contact with that plant—it's poison ivy.
2. To encounter someone or something. I'd never come into contact with this theory before, but it's pretty interesting.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
come in(to) contact(with someone or something)
1. Lit. to touch someone or something, probably unknowingly. How many people have come into contact with the sick man? He came in contact with almost no one.
2. Fig. to meet up with and learn about someone or something. Have you ever come into contact with trigonometry before? I have never come in contact with anything so difficult.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- come in contact
- (a) pox on (someone or something)
- pox on
- not trust (someone) as far as (one) can throw (them)
- not trust someone as far as you can throw them
- not trust (someone) farther than (one) can throw (them)
- be in (something) for the long haul
- be in something for the long haul
- in (something) for the long haul