Languages › English as a Second Language Idioms and Expressions - Come Share Flipboard Email Print Brainstorming - Come up with an idea. Hero Images / Getty Images English as a Second Language Vocabulary Basic Conversations for English Language Learners Pronunciation & Conversation Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Grammar Business English Resources for Teachers By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated March 17, 2017 The following idioms and expressions use the verb 'come'. Each idiom or expression has a definition and two example sentences to help understanding of these common idiomatic expressions with 'come'. You can also learn idioms in context with these stories, or learn further expressions with these idiom resources on the site. Come apart at the seams completely lose emotional control There's no need to come apart at the seams. Things will get better.On hearing of the death of his friend, Peter came apart at the seams. Come away empty-handed return from a meeting, situation or other event without any gain We came away empty-handed from the negotiations.The competition was so intense that our company came away empty-handed. Come by something travel by means of some vehicle We came by train.Did you come by plane or by car? Come down in the world lose financial or social prestige and position I'm afraid Tom has come down in the world. Life's been pretty hard for him lately.I think you're taking too much risk. You might come down in the world. Come full circle return to an original state At first life was very difficult for Jane. However, things eventually came full circle and she returned to power.Looks like things have come full circle! How does it feel? Come in out of the rain start paying attention to a situation If he doesn't come in out of the rain, things will get out of control.Alex, come in out of the rain! Open your eyes to what is happening! Come into one's own begin having success and satisfaction in life Since he was appointed to vice-president, he's really come into his own.Keep working hard. One day you'll come into your own. Come of age reach maturity required to do something such as marry, drink, vote, etc. You can have a beer once you come of age.When this generation comes of age, they'll be more ecologically alert. Come out ahead to be in a position of profit, or advantage after an event It was difficult, but in the end we came out ahead.Yes, higher education is expensive. However, in the end, you'll come out ahead. Come to a bad end end in disaster I'm afraid Jack has come to a bad end.If you don't change your behavior, you'll come to a bad end. Come to a dead end arrive at an impasse in a situation, not be able to move forward We'll have to rethink everything. We've come to absolute dead end.They changed strategies once they came to a dead end. Come to a head reach a point of crisis when action is called for Things are coming to a head, we have to make a decision.I think everything will come to a head next month. Come to an untimely end die before your time His crazy driving brought him to an untimely end.She came to an untimely end last year. Come to a standstill not able to make any progress forward Can you help me? I've come to a standstill on this project.We came to a standstill and had to rethink everything. Come to grips with something deal with something difficult I'll have to come to grips with this problem if I want to succeed.I think you first need to come to grips with his complaints before you move forward. Come to light become known A number of facts have come to light which change everything.A new solution has come to light. Come to one's senses begin thinking clearly about a situation Alan, come to your senses! It's not going to happen.She finally came to her senses and left her husband. Come to pass to occur Everything I had predicted came to pass.The prophecy has come to pass. Come true Become real Hard work and patience can help make your dreams come true.Did his plans come true?