Come and eat, the meal is ready, as in She called to the children, “Come and get it!” Originating in the British armed forces, this term passed to other English-speaking armies in the late 1800s and was taken up as a dinner summons by various groups who shared meals in a camp, among them cowboys, lumbermen, and construction workers. It occasionally is used facetiously for other summons, especially for sexual favors. For example, “‘Come and get it,’ she said and going to the bed, she lay down … and beckoned to him” (James Hadley Chase, You’re Dead without Money, 1972).
- Come apart at the seams
verb phrase To lose coherence; disintegrate: It was rather a long kiss. Silas felt himself coming apart at the seams/ I would choose not to give the Republicans any advice, rather just stand back and watch them coming apart at the seams Also, come unglued or unstuck. Become extremely upset; break down. For example, After […]
adjective 1. an informal expression for accessible
[kuhm-bak] /ˈkʌmˌbæk/ noun 1. a return to a former higher rank, popularity, position, prosperity, etc.: The ex-champion kept trying to make a comeback. 2. a clever or effective retort; rejoinder; riposte: That was a great comeback the comedian made to the hecklers. 3. Informal. a basis or cause of complaint: If you insist on buying […]
- Come at someone like six headlights
verb phrase To confront someone honestly and forcibly: I’d rather sit in a room with a guy that comes at you like six headlights, like a Mack Truck (1980s+)