to come to an end

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - come to an end

"to come to an end"

to conclude;

to terminate


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - come to an end

A husband and wife are talking on their cell phones ...

Wife:  Are you going to be home for dinner?

Husband:  I'm in a meeting at the moment but it looks like it is coming to an end.  I can head home straight after.

Wife:  OK.  See you soon.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - come to an end

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Trading has been abnormally fantastic lately. We have been making a lot of money.

Colleague 2:  Don't get so involved that you miss the signs of change.

Colleague 1:  How so?

Colleague 2:  There are a number of factors that have created this positive climate but things change and the good times will come to an end. Be prepared for the change.

Colleague 1:  Thanks.

to come to an end - Usage:


to come to an end - Gerund Form:

Coming to an end, the English class became more relaxed.

to come to an end - Examples:

1)  With widespread inoculation the epidemic had come to an end, and in the spring and summer of 1915 the disease had become relatively uncommon ...

2)  With its season having come to an end, the baseball world is abuzz with who won which regular-season award ...

3)  ... that the production of animal based food and food products needs to come to an end.

4)  An unprecedented period of world food security has come to an end. The world has lost its safety cushions and is living from year to year ...

5)  True, all fiat currencies come to an end, but there are always new ones being issued.

6)  But that first age of banking oligarchs came to an end with the passage of significant banking regulation in response to the Great Depression.

7)  The school semester came to an end in May of that year and we all returned home to the NYC area for ...

8)  The season came to an end last night with the Monsoons taking home the title.

9)  Kuper and Krpelin say this green Sahara came to an end between 3,500 B.C. and 1,500 B.C., when the monsoon belt returned to the tropics ...

10)  My father's battle with Alzheimer's came to an end, and as usual, Alzheimer's won. Memorial services for my dad will ...

11)  Some observers believe that the American era is coming to an end, as the Western-oriented world order is replaced by one increasingly dominated by the East.

12)  But the season is coming to an end with a few games left with ...

13)  ... wrote a marvelously provocative book in which he suggested that science was coming to an end, all the major theoretical edifices now supposedly being in place.

14)  ... and it is my earnest prayer that the age of stupidity is coming to an end in Western Civilization and the intelligent people in society will once again assert themselves.

15)  The conversation's coming to an end, because we've reached our subway stop.

16)  ... back to full employment by the time the president's second term comes to an end.

17)  This idyllic existence comes to an end with the arrival of the Japanese bombers on December 7, 1941, ...

18)  As the year 2012 comes to an end I would like to remind readers and subscribers alike of the impending deadline posed by ...

19)  Soon, the piano concerto on the speaker comes to an end.

20)  Without hydraulic fracturing, hydrocarbon production comes to an end, ...