She'll be right busy come lambing
I'll be right hungry come supper time.
I had never heard those expressions before... "Come" as a temporal connector!! Are they also very common?
Garzo wrote:My dear Spiff, what shape are the monitors on your spacecraft? I only ask as my father used to say that watching too much telly would main make my eyes square.
Apoclima wrote:Perhaps a "vestigial" subjunctive!
"Come hell or high water" sounds more subjunctive, but I think "Come Thursday," etc. is the same form.
There's a famous Duke Ellington song, even, called Come Sunday....
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