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the keys to the kingdom

A resource that will give the possessor access to the most complete or profound knowledge or power possible in a given area or pursuit. A reference to Matthew 16:19, when Jesus said to Peter: "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Whatever you do, don't lose this external hard drive with all of our accounts and passwords. Anyone who has it will have the keys to the kingdom! Whichever candidate reaches the most citizens at a fundamental, grassroots level will have the keys to the kingdom securely in hand.
See also: key, kingdom

until kingdom come

For a very long, indefinite amount of time; forever. Although we don't have to pay for medical care in this country, you'll sometimes be waiting until kingdom come to receive elective treatment. My wife and her sister will talk on the phone until kingdom come if nothing interrupts them!
See also: come, kingdom, until

kingdom come

1. The end of time. Although you don't have to pay for medical care in this country, you'll sometimes be waiting until kingdom come to receive elective treatment. My wife and her sister will talk on the phone until kingdom come if nothing interrupts them!
2. Heaven; the afterlife. Often used humorously, 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.
See also: come, kingdom

my kingdom for a horse

I would give all that I have for the thing that I currently lack. The phrase comes from Shakespeare's Richard III, when the title character bemoans his lack of a horse in the midst of a losing battle. I'm so thirsty—ugh, my kingdom for a horse! Or, better yet, for a drink of water!
See also: horse, kingdom

blast (someone or something) to kingdom come

1. slang To kill someone with gunfire or an explosive device. "Kingdom come," a phrase taken from the Lord's Prayer, refers to heaven or the afterlife. The robber waved his gun and shouted, "Get back, or I'll blast you to kingdom come!"
2. slang To destroy something with an explosion. If we blast these rocks to kingdom come, we should be able to rescue the trapped hikers from the cave.
See also: blast, come, kingdom

blow (someone or something) to kingdom come

1. slang To kill someone with gunfire or an explosion. "Kingdom come," a phrase taken from the Lord's Prayer, refers to heaven or the afterlife. The robber waved his gun and shouted, "Get back, or I'll blow you to kingdom come!"
2. slang To destroy something with an explosion. If we blow these rocks to kingdom come, we should be able to rescue the trapped hikers from the cave.
See also: blow, come, kingdom

till kingdom come

For a very long, indefinite amount of time; forever. Although we don't have to pay for medical care in this country, you'll sometimes be waiting till kingdom come to receive elective treatment. My wife and her sister will talk on the phone till kingdom come if nothing interrupts them!
See also: come, kingdom, till

send (someone or something) to kingdom come

1. slang To kill someone with gunfire or an explosive device. "Kingdom come," a phrase taken from the Lord's Prayer, refers to heaven or the afterlife. The robber waved his gun and shouted, "Get back, or I'll send you to kingdom come!"
2. slang To destroy something with an explosion. If we send these rocks to kingdom come, we should be able to rescue the trapped hikers from the cave.
See also: come, kingdom, send

come (in)to (one's) kingdom

To reach a position of prominence. I'm so impressed with how successful his writing career has become. He's really come into his kingdom.
See also: come, kingdom

to kingdom come

1. To heaven or the afterlife. The phrase, used especially after the verb "blow" (as in "blow up") 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.
See also: come, kingdom

blow someone or something to kingdom come

Fig. to destroy someone or something by means of an explosion. You'd better get that gas leak fixed or it will blow you and your car to kingdom come.
See also: blow, come, kingdom

till kingdom come

Fig. until the end of the world; forever. Do I have to keep assembling these units till kingdom come? I'll hate her guts till kingdom come.
See also: come, kingdom, till

blow someone/something to kingdom come

or

blow someone/something from here to kingdom come

If someone blows someone or something to kingdom come or from here to kingdom come, they destroy them completely and often violently. She couldn't shoot freely for fear of blowing herself to kingdom come. She remembered him blowing the cliff to kingdom come without a moment's fear. Note: Verbs such as blast, bomb, and shoot are sometimes used instead of blow. We bombed the country from here to kingdom come.

to kingdom come

or

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)
See also: come, kingdom

come into (or to) your kingdom

achieve recognition or supremacy.
See also: come, kingdom

till (or until) kingdom come

forever. informal
See also: come, kingdom, till

to kingdom come

into 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.
See also: come, kingdom

blow, send, etc. somebody to kingdom ˈcome

(informal) kill somebody, especially with a gun, a bomb or other very violent methods: ‘If you try to call the police, I’ll blow you to kingdom come.’
See also: come, kingdom, somebody

till/until kingdom ˈcome

(old-fashioned) for a long time, for ever: You can dig here until kingdom come, but you will never find water.
The expression kingdom come in these two idioms means heaven or the next world.
See also: come, kingdom, till, until

till kingdom come

mod. until the end of the world; forever. I’ll hate her guts till kingdom come.
See also: come, kingdom, till
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