6. Phrasal verbs, idioms and other expressions using ‘come’

6. Phrasal verbs, idioms and other expressions using ‘come’

1.      Have you ever come across such a horrible person in all your life? (to meet someone or find something by chance)

2.      How is Sarah coming along with her photography course? (to make progress or get better in quality, skill or health)

3.      I am British, but my parents come from India. (to have your home in a particular place)

4.      Fast food has come in for more criticism from the press. (to receive something such as criticism)

5.      I do not want the problem of money coming between us. (to cause an argument or disagreement between two people)

6.      I have been writing this book for six months, and its finally coming together. (to finally start to work successfully)

7.      As I get older, I find that my birthdays seem to come around more frequently. (to happen regularly)

8.      She came in a lot of money when her grandfather died. (to receive something – usually money – when someone died)

9.      We need to come up with a plan that will make us a lot of money. (to think of something such as an idea or plan)

10.  In the first week of my new job, I came up against several problems that had been left by the person who had my job previously. (to have to deal with something difficult or unpleasant)

11.  The national blood service is asking for more people to come forward and donate blood. (to offer help or information)

12.  You never know what children are going to come out with. (to say something suddenly, usually something that surprise or shocks people)

13.  The first time I tried using my new camera, it came apart in my hands. (to separate into pieces, sometimes because the object- in this case a camera – has been badly made)

14.  We have had a difficult few weeks, but I am glad to see we have managed to come through together. (to be still alive, working or making progress after a difficult or dangerous experience)

15.  I do not feel very good. I think I am coming down with something. (to become ill with a particular disease, but not usually one that is serious)

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