One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Suddenly receive (money or property), especially by inheriting it.‘he came into an inheritance’
inherit, be heir to, become heir to, be left, be willed, be bequeathedView synonyms
- ‘Imagine you've come into a sum of money, such as a bequest or a lottery win.’
- ‘In addition, when you do come into a relatively large sum of money, you have to decide what to do with it.’
- ‘What about the case of someone who suddenly comes into good fortune, perhaps entirely by his or her own efforts?’
- ‘How he has changed since coming into his inheritance; you would barely know the man.’
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