come on in, the water's fine

come on in, the water's fine

1. Literally, a request for others to join one in the water, such as a swimming pool or the ocean, by indicating that the water is an agreeable temperature, etc. "Come on in, the water's fine," my brother called to me while floating in the pool.
2. By extension, a phrase of encouragement for one to start something. We're so glad to have you as a volunteer, so come on in, the water's fine!
See also: come, fine, on

Come on in, the water's fine!

 
1. Lit. Get into the water and swim! (Usually a polite command.) As Todd swam along, he said to Rachel, "Come on in. The water's fine."
2. Fig. to begin to do anything. You will like skiing. Come on in, the water's fine. I think you would like working here, and I'm happy to offer you the job. Come on in, the water's fine.
See also: come, on