to come in



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - come in

"to come in"

to enter a space

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - come in

"to come in"

to arrive or become available

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - come in

"to come in"

to arrive at an airport or harbor or other central location usually in regards to types of transportation

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - come in

"to come in"

to approach upon a shoreline

 

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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - come in

"to come in"

to finish a race or competition and be given a rank compared to other participants

 

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Idiom Definition 6

Idiom Definition - come in

"to come in"

to be received in regards to wireless communications

 

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Idiom Definition 7

Idiom Definition - come in

"to come in"

to have a specific role

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - come in

An employee has arrived at the boss's office ...

Employee:  You wanted to see me boss?

Boss:  Yes, thanks for stopping by.  Please come in and take a seat.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - come in

A salesperson and a customer are talking ...

Customer:  I like that purse. Do you have it in brown?

Salesperson:  Unfortunately, we don't at the moment.

Customer:  Will you have it in brown soon?

Salesperson:  Yes.  We have a new shipment coming in next week.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - come in

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Are you picking Alex up from the airport?

Friend 2:  I am.  I suppose that I had better leave soon so that Alex doesn't have to wait.

Friend 1:  What time does the flight come in?


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - come in

Two surfers are talking ...

Surfer 1: Are you heading out this afternoon?

Surfer 2:  You bet.  There is supposed to be some really good waves today.

Surfer 1:  I heard the forecast and it said the big waves would start coming in around three.


Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - come in

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How did Susan do in the marathon?

Friend 2:  I guess it was a tough race but she managed to come in tenth place.

Friend 1:  That's really good considering there were hundreds of runners.


Idiom Scenario 6

Idiom Definition - come in

Two friends are hiking in the wilderness...

Friend 1:  I need to call home.

Friend 2:  Did you try your cellphone?

Friend 1:  There's no signal coming in.

Friend 2:  Guess you can't call home then.


Idiom Scenario 7

Idiom Definition - come in

Two executives are talking ...

Executive 1:  I see that we have a new General Manager.

Executive 2:  Yes.  But I had hoped the company would hire internally.

Executive 1:  It must be difficult to come in to the role of GM not having worked at this company before.





to come in - Usage:

formal<-------------X--|--------------->informal



to come in - Gerund Form:

Coming in to a meeting late is not a good idea.

Coming in this spring will be a new line of hats.

Coming in at 3 p.m. is flight 678.

Coming in early is the tide.

Coming in last place in a race is better than not finishing at all.

Coming in is a strong cellphone signal.

Coming in to a new job can be difficult.



to come in - Examples:

1)  What form does it come in: conversation, email, indirectly through others?

2)  When the clouds come in, everything seems to dissolve into mist and vapors.

3)  I have a bone deep conviction that when you come in the library you should get what you want.

4)  I was chomping at the bit for this book to come in to my village library. 

5)   Please forgive my error, Madam. Do come in. He offered her a chair and she sat.

6)  You passed the applicant process and we want you to come in.

7)  That's where I come in, as do many of my friends.

8)  It's difficult not to get personal, because every kid that comes in, it's his dream to play.

9)  That is where the philosophy comes in.

10)  That's where the focus group comes in.

11)  In a 3-person race, the guy who generally comes in third is taking away votes from the guy who generally comes in second.

12)  That's where this online beginner's guide comes in.

13)  Someone comes in, and says I'll take 65 of them.

14)  You have a lot of gall, coming in here and firing your No. 1 producer.

15)  I ran into him at work today as I was leaving and he was coming in.

16)  The procedure involving the aircraft coming in for a 'low go around' simulating a landing

17)  The third time, I paced a friend and came in at right around four hours.

18)  In one case, an unvaccinated child came in with a high fever and Dr. LaReau feared the patient might have meningitis.

19)  She later came in and told me that the student was working in a completely different environment.

20)  My first day of rehearsal I came in here, bought pastries for the entire cast and the director.