kingdom come


  1. the next world; the hereafter; heaven.
  2. Informal. a place or future time seemingly very remote: You could keep it up till kingdom come.


  1. the next world; life after death
  2. informal the end of the world (esp in the phrase until kingdom come)
  3. informal unconsciousness or death

The next world; the afterlife: “The superpowers have enough nuclear warheads to blow the entire world to kingdom come.” An allusion to the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.”

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