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come and go
To occur, exist, enter, or appear and then subside or disappear quickly or suddenly. Ill effects of the medication come and go, but they're still better than the disease it's treating. I'm tired of you coming and going as you please, so either stay here or stay out! The heartbreak has mostly subsided, though it still comes and goes from time to time.
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come and go
1. Arrive and depart, either briefly or repeatedly; go to and fro. Shakespeare had it in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2:2): "He may come and go between you both." [Late 1300s]
2. Alternately appear and disappear, as in This rash is odd; it comes and goes. [Mid-1300s] Also see coming or going; easy come, easy go.
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ˌcome and ˈgoexist or be there for a short time and then stop or leave: Newspapers come and go, and unfortunately the time has now come for this one to close. ♢ Feel free to come and go as you please.
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