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come on the scene
1. To reach a destination, usually as something is happening there. When did the police come on the scene? By the time I came on the scene, Kate and Jen were already arguing.
2. To become involved in a particular situation. Caitlin and I used to be best friends, until Liz came on the scene.
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come on the sceneand arrive on the scene
1. Lit. to arrive at a place. When we came on the scene, the ambulances were already there. The police arrived on the scene and began directing traffic.
2. Fig. to become part of a situation. She thought she was in love with Harry until Bob came on the scene.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
arrive/come on the ˈscenearrive in/at a place, probably to change the existing situation: John and I were really happy together until she came on the scene. ♢ By the time the police arrived on the scene, it was too late.
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