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kingdom come

the next world; the hereafter; heaven.
Informal. a place or future time seemingly very remote:
You could keep it up till kingdom come.
Origin of kingdom come
1775-85; extracted from the phrase Thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for kingdom-come
Historical Examples
  • Them are the boys that marched to kingdom-come ahead of us, but we keep fallin' in line.

    One-Act Plays Various
  • What is the use of a straw hat and smoked spectacles in kingdom-come?

    Queen Sheba's Ring H. Rider Haggard
  • Tell him he'll be everlasting blasted in kingdom-come if he don't act clean and hold on.

    Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock
  • They can wash to kingdom-come and back again for what I care.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • They're getting ready for kingdom-come over it, out yonder, dear Dr. Culpepper.

    The Faith Healer William Vaughn Moody
  • When the dogs get after him he makes a straight streak for kingdom-come and the hunter with the gun waits in vain.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • He says he could drive them to kingdom-come and they would not turn their hair.

  • Yes, but you've got yourself into a kingdom-come snarl, if you only know'd it, without half tryin'.

  • It seemed as if there were cannon enough there to blow the whole Confederacy into kingdom-come.

  • But that saved Gholson's life, for that shot was aimed to give Gholson a furlough to kingdom-come.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
British Dictionary definitions for kingdom-come

kingdom come

the next world; life after death
(informal) the end of the world (esp in the phrase until kingdom come)
(informal) unconsciousness or death
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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kingdom-come in Culture

kingdom come definition

The next world; the afterlife: “The superpowers have enough nuclear warheads to blow the entire world to kingdom come.” An allusion to the Lord's Prayer: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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