someone's ship comes in

Definition of someone's ship comes in

used to refer to becoming successful or wealthy
  • When his ship comes in he will pay his debts.
  • She's still waiting for her ship to come in.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

ship play
  1. : a large seagoing vessel

  2. : a sailing vessel having a bowsprit and usually three masts each composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast

  3. : boat

  1. : to place or receive on board a ship for transportation by water

  2. : to cause to be transported

  3. : to provide with a ship

  1. : state : condition : quality

  2. : office : dignity : profession

  3. : art : skill


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