[kuhm-hith -er, kuh-mith -] /ˌkʌmˈhɪð ər, kəˈmɪð-/
inviting or enticing, especially in a sexually provocative manner; beckoning:
a come-hither look.
(usually prenominal) (informal) alluring; seductive: a come-hither look
[kuhm] /kʌm/ verb (used without object), came, come, coming. 1. to approach or move toward a particular person or place: Come here. Don’t come any closer! 2. to arrive by movement or in the course of progress: The train from Boston is coming. 3. to approach or arrive in time, in succession, etc.: Christmas comes […]
- Come in from the cold
verb phrase [popularized by the John le Carre´ 1963 novel The Spy Who Came In from the Cold] Also, come in out of the cold . Return to shelter and safety, be welcomed into a group. For example, Bill was fed up with traveling on his own for the company and hoped they’d let him […]
- Come in handy
Be useful or convenient, as in This check will really come in handy. [ Mid-1800s ] Also see: come in, def. 4.
[kuhm-lee] /ˈkʌm li/ adjective, comelier, comeliest. 1. pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair: a comely face. 2. proper; seemly; becoming: comely behavior. /ˈkʌmlɪ/ adjective -lier, -liest 1. good-looking; attractive adj. “beautiful, handsome,” c.1400, probably from Old English cymlic “lovely, splendid, finely made,” from cyme “exquisite, glorious, delicate,” from West Germanic *kumi- “delicate, feeble” (cf. Old High […]