(one's) boat comes in(redirected from someone's boat comes in)
(one's) boat comes in
A time at which one becomes wealthy or successful. The first thing I'm going to do when my boat comes in is move out of this disgusting little apartment! If you're an artist and your biggest motivation is waiting for your boat to come in, then I think you've got your priorities in the wrong order.
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