come and go

idiom

1
used to talk about time that has passed
More than a hundred years have come and gone since the day of that famous battle.
2
used to talk about people who appear and then leave as time passes
She's seen a lot of employees come and go during her time in the company.
Politicians come and go. They all seem pretty much the same to me.

Examples of come and go in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dive deeper into her fixation with brooches Trends come and go, but there are pieces that are timeless regardless of if they are widely accepted by fashion insiders. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 3 June 2024 Different dating shows will come and go, but the Bachelor franchise has been around for over 20 years – which tells me that there’s something in it that audiences are continuing to find resonant. Jodi McAlister, Peoplemag, 1 June 2024 The Cellini line remained an exception within the Rolex catalog, seeing a great deal of avant-garde designs come and go over the years, especially for women’s models. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 11 May 2024 Then notice its impermanence; emotions often come and go like clouds floating in the sky. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 14 May 2024 Similarly, life on Earth will go on as individuals come and go. Jessica Dulong, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 The top of the new hub has a landing pad and charging base for drones to come and go, and the plan is for there to always be a backup drone, or drones at nearby hubs that can fill in when there are no drones available at a particular location. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 Confirm that daycare administrators have degrees in early childhood education and that staffers receive child development training—and that caregivers don't come and go with the seasons. Becky Batcha and Hiranmayi Srinivasan, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 Although dads and employees could come and go freely, moms had to check in and out. Clarissa Wei, The New Yorker, 23 Mar. 2024

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“Come and go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20and%20go. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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