Definition of kingdom come in English:

kingdom come


  • 1Informal. The afterlife, the next world; specifically heaven, paradise. Hence also: death, utter destruction.

  • 2Christian Church. The rule of God or Christ in a future age, especially in a future thousand-year age of blessedness. Also more widely: a future golden age.


  • till (also until) kingdom come

    • (and variants): until some date in the impossibly distant future; for a very long time; for ever.


Mid 18th century. From kingdom come in the phrase thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer.


kingdom come

/ˌkɪŋdəm ˈkʌm/