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].
Also found in other varieties of English, but particularly common in South African English due to the influence of Afrikaans.
1870A.W. Cole inA.M.L. RobinsonSel. 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.
1882C. Du ValWith 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.
1900T. FroesKruger & Co. 14The promise..that all would come right.
1911A.H. Frost inFarmer’s Weekly 4 Oct. 134Some farmers think that by buying good rams everything will come right.
1916Farmer’s Weekly 27 Dec. 1585Alles zal reg kom if..the crops come bumpers. Unfortunately they do not as a rule ‘come right’.
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