One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1also come to oneselfRecover consciousness.
- ‘I came to as a ship rose up on the stage and men in kilts marched about for the ‘Sailing’ finale.’
2(of an expense) reach in total; amount to.‘he hasn't the least idea of how much it will come to’
amount to, add up to, run to, number, make, total, equal, be equal to, be equivalent toView synonyms
- ‘The total bill came to a pretty reasonable £35 for an excellent meal for two, including drinks.’
- ‘Together with the drinks, the total bill came to £37.50-and we added a generous tip.’
- ‘Travel the whole weekend was expensive, coming to a total of just under £95 in the end!’
- ‘In total his bill came to about £60 and he left a generous £80 tip to the three staff serving him.’
- ‘Our total bill came to 35.20 leva for three of us including beers.’
- ‘The total bill came to nearly £8 billion and there were very real fears that the capital backers would be wiped out.’
- ‘Free connection has been replaced with an upfront charge, so 12 months online comes to a total bill of €400.’
- ‘The total bill came to £35.30, which is excellent value for quality food.’
- ‘With lawyers' fees plus the balance of the original bill, the total comes to almost $40,000!’
- ‘The bill in total came to £51.30, which is generally more than you expect to pay but the food is worth it.’
3(of a ship) come to a stop.
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