come through

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come through

  1. Also, . Do what is required or anticipated; succeed. For example, My parents really came through for me when I needed help, or He came through with flying colors. [Late 1800s]

  2. Become manifested or be communicated, as in He tried to keep a straight face but his true feelings came through nevertheless. [Mid-1900s]

  3. Be approved, as in If the second mortgage comes through, we can afford to redecorate.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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