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
: some person : somebody
: a large seagoing vessel
: a sailing vessel having a bowsprit and usually three masts each composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast
: to place or receive on board a ship for transportation by water
: to cause to be transported
: to provide with a ship
: to move toward something : approach
: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
: to reach a particular station in a series
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