kingdom come

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From the phrase thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer, construable as a shortening of kingdom to come, or as a subjunctive: "(may) thy kingdom come".


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.

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