Definition of come what may in English:

come what may

phrase

  • No matter what happens.

    ‘they're going to make the change, come what may’
    • ‘Don't enter training without intending to complete it, come what may (barring only the most extreme circumstances).’
    • ‘She is busy trying to find the basic cost of £600 to pay for the trip to Germany but is determined to get there come what may as she takes a big step towards her dream of playing in next year's world championships.’
    • ‘Nevertheless a piece was required every day, come what may.’
    • ‘It's the arrogance that galls - an arrogance that she can afford to entertain because, come what may, the invitations to share what pass for her thoughts will never be withdrawn.’
    • ‘All this meant they did not have all their eggs in one basket, so when one section was doing badly, another would perhaps be all right and so, by dint of thrift and hard work, they managed to make a living, come what may.’
    • ‘A recent torn hamstring followed by a dispute with her coach could mean she doesn't even start the opening 100m hurdles on Saturday despite her protestations that she will be lining up come what may.’
    • ‘Claims that he was determined to call a referendum this Parliament, come what may and regardless of the five tests, were wrong, he told them.’
    • ‘The members were obviously rattled at the presence of residents and it was apparent that this proposal will happen come what may with no regard to local residents.’
    • ‘When I started practising trance music, the main intention was to make people dance, come what may.’
    • ‘In other words, the rich countries have perfected a well-established state intervention programme to ensure that their farmers get a minimum level of income, come what may.’
    in spite of everything, in spite of that, nonetheless, even so, however, but, still, yet, though, be that as it may, for all that, despite everything, despite that, after everything, having said that, that said, just the same, all the same, at the same time, in any event, come what may, at any rate, notwithstanding, regardless, anyway, anyhow
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