kingdom come

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the phrase thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer, possibly construed as a shortening of kingdom to come.

Noun[edit]

kingdom come (uncountable)

  1. The next world; heaven or paradise
    • 1843, Alfred Crowquill, "The 'Plummy'", in Bentley's Miscellany, page 626
      Dead ! dead as herrings — gone to kingdom come a precious long time ago.