come what may

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come what may

No matter what happens, as in Come what may, I'll be home in time for dinner. This phrase, in slightly different form, come what will, dates from the 16th century and has almost exact equivalents in French, Italian, and German.

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