Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

come flooding in

come flooding in
Meaning(s)
1) to arrive in great numbers
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    • the people came flooding into the stadium/venue
  • Analysis
    A 'flood' is a great surplus of water where it is not supposed to be. If something comes 'flooding in' it arrives in great amounts usually unexpectedly. This phrase is often used to talk about fanmail or hatemail 'flooding in'. If you have successful business bookings might come 'flooding in' after a good review for example. This is an idiomatic phrasal verb used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The crowd came flooding in when organizers opened the entrance.
    2. The worshippers flooded into the church before the service.
    3. After the hurricane, medical and humanitarian aid came flooding in to help people in the city.
    4. Letters of complaint came flooding into the TV station after airing the controversial documentary.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Letters and tweets of support came flooding in after our CEOs announcement at the press briefing yesterday.
    2. Complaints are flooding in after a defect was found in a batch of our products.
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2) fill, cover or submerge an area (with water)
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    • the water came flooding in
  • Analysis
    A 'flood' is a great surplus of water where it is not supposed to be. If something comes 'flooding in' it arrives in great amounts usually unexpectedly. If there is a huge amount of rainfall water might coming flooding into your home. This can also be used to describe any other liquid that can travel such as lava from a volcano or mud. "In Pompeii, lava came flooding into the city before most people could evacuate." "Irrigation systems in China allow water to come flooding into the paddy fields."
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The water came flooding into the house following the downpour.
    2. The water from the river came flooding into the fields when the banks burst.
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