to kingdom come(redirected from from here to kingdom come)
to kingdom come
1. To heaven or the afterlife. Used especially after the verbs "blow" or "blast." The phrase is taken from the Lord's Prayer. You all need to be very careful not to blow us to kingdom come while doing this experiment in the lab. He ordered his troops to blast the rebels to kingdom come.
2. To a huge or great degree; for an inordinate amount of time. As soon as the pharmaceutical company got a monopoly on the drugs, it began jacking up the prices to kingdom come on all of them. We're stuck, Jim—spinning the wheels to kingdom come isn't going to get us anywhere.
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to kingdom comeor
from here to kingdom come
If something happens or is done to kingdom come or from here to kingdom come, it happens or is done over a large distance. We will chase them from here to kingdom come. The wind threatened to blow all the tents from here to kingdom come. Note: This comes from the line `Thy kingdom come' in the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. (Matthew 6:10)
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
to kingdom comeinto the next world. informal
Kingdom come is the next world or eternity; it comes from the clause in the Lord's Prayer thy kingdom come .
1996 Total Sport Graham Gooch may be fast approaching his mid-forties but the old boy still clatters most bowlers to Kingdom come.
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- blow (someone or something) to kingdom come
- blow someone/something to kingdom come
- blow to kingdom come
- be blown to kingdom come
- blast (someone or something) to kingdom come
- blow, send, etc. somebody to kingdom come
- send (someone or something) to kingdom come
- through the cracks
- better things to do
- with a jaundiced eye