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come, verb intransitive

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Calqued on Afrikaans regkom end well, straighten out.
In the phrase to come right.
1. To end well; to turn out well; to return to normal; often more fully as all will come right, everything will come right [translation of Afrikaans alles sal regkom, see alles sal regkom].
Note:
Also found in other varieties of English, but particularly common in South African English due to the influence of Afrikaans.
1870 A.W. Cole in A.M.L. Robinson Sel. Articles from Cape Monthly Mag. (1978) 9Having full confidence in coachee’s skilful assurance that ‘Alles zal wel recht kom, mynheer; klim maar op!’ (all will come right by-and-by, sir; jump up!) the perilous ascent is made accordingly.
1990 [see Sharpeville sense 1].
2. To succeed in an endeavour; to manage to do something (especially something difficult).
1872 Cape Argus 11 May 3He was young to the work, but with the advice of his experienced colleague..he had no doubt he would come right.
1989 E. Bursik in Ski-Boat Jan.Feb. 24A trick to catch these fish..is to drift with fillets. We did not come right, but some good fish were taken this way.
To end well; to turn out well; to return to normal; often more fully as all will come right, everything will come righttranslation of alles sal regkom, see alles sal regkom.
To succeed in an endeavour; to manage to do something (especially something difficult).

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