Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

come through

come through
Meaning(s)
1) receive something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • the document/visa/numbers came through this morning
  • Analysis
    The phrasal verb to come through has a number of different meanings. If a piece of information, document or a message comes through it means you receive it. If a feeling or emotion comes through it means it is perceived by others and other people notice it. To come through something means to succeed in a difficult situation. And to come through can also mean to complete something that you have agreed to do or are obliged to do. To come through something can also mean to survive, continue to work or still make progress after a dangerous experience. If you are in a room and you are inviting someone from another room to come inside, you can invite them to come through. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. At the moment, I won't be able to make the trip to America because my visa still hasn't come through. I don't know why it's taking so long!
    2. News is just coming through of a storm approaching the coast. Hopefully, it won't cause much damage once it hits land.
    3. Let me know if my results come through in the post.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The legal document came through in the nick of time, so the sale of the house can now go ahead.
    2. Have the sales figures for last month come through yet? I need them for the meeting later.
    3. It's going to be tough to get this project over the line but if we all work hard we will come through this together.
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