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.
1882 C. Du Val With Show through Sn Afr. I. 107His motto, ‘Alles zal recht kommen’ (‘All will come right’), as the best index to a character in which calmness and a firm regard for justice seem equally blended.
1900 T. Froes Kruger & Co. 14The promise..that all would come right.
1911 A.H. Frost in Farmer’s Weekly 4 Oct. 134Some farmers think that by buying good rams everything will come right.
1916 Farmer’s Weekly 27 Dec. 1585Alles zal reg kom if..the crops come bumpers. Unfortunately they do not as a rule ‘come right’.
1961 D. Bee Children of Yesterday 275Eventually the radio ‘came right’.
1972 S. Afr. Panorama Mar. 31No one could gaze on the calm, unruffled features of Andries Pretorius without feeling that all would come right.
1982 D. Kramer Short Back & Sides 57I dreamt I’d been reclassified Non-white And when I told my wife she started crying I said ‘Don’t worry, Skattie, I’m sure it’ll come right.’
1985 C. Ryan in Frontline Aug. 35Zimbabwe is coming right despite its government.
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.
1985 P. Slabolepszy Sat. Night at Palace 27You must come right with the chicks, man.
1985 P. Slabolepszy Sat. Night at Palace 67You play ball they kick you out. You come right, they knock you down.
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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