Kingdom-come

kingdom come

noun
1.
the next world; the hereafter; heaven.
2.
Informal. a place or future time seemingly very remote: You could keep it up till kingdom come.

Origin:
1775–85; extracted from the phrase Thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer

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kingdom come
 
n
1.  the next world; life after death
2.  informal the end of the world (esp in the phrase until kingdom come)
3.  informal unconsciousness or death

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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.”

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