The English language has many phrases that start with the same verb and their meanings differ from ane another. In this lesson, we are going to see 5 phrases that start with the verb come to improve English speaking. These phrases are useful in IELTS speaking as well.
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1. Come to light
Come to light means to become known
This came to my light yesterday.
2. Come to pass
– to happen, to occur
It came to pass that the respect that I hold for my parents shall never decrease.
3. Come to grief
– to meet with disaster, to have an accident
So many marriages have come to grief over lack of money.
4. Come to hand
– to be available easily and immediately
She fought off the intruder with whatever came to hand.
5. Come to close quarters
– to tackle an enemy closely
Example: I had no desire, therefore, to come to close quarters with him again.
See the list of all phrases here