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.’
- ‘In total his bill came to about £60 and he left a generous £80 tip to the three staff serving him.’
- ‘Free connection has been replaced with an upfront charge, so 12 months online comes to a total bill of €400.’
- ‘The bill in total came to £51.30, which is generally more than you expect to pay but the food is worth it.’
- ‘Our total bill came to 35.20 leva for three of us including beers.’
- ‘Travel the whole weekend was expensive, coming to a total of just under £95 in the end!’
- ‘With lawyers' fees plus the balance of the original bill, the total comes to almost $40,000!’
- ‘The total bill came to nearly £8 billion and there were very real fears that the capital backers would be wiped out.’
- ‘The total bill came to £35.30, which is excellent value for quality food.’
- ‘Together with the drinks, the total bill came to £37.50-and we added a generous tip.’
3(of a ship) come to a stop.
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