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

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“Come and go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20and%20go. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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