meanings and origin of ‘kingdom come’

‘the next world’, hence also ‘death’, ‘utter destruction’—1752—a loose, originally slangy, use of the petition ‘Thy kingdom come’ in the ‘Lord’s Prayer’

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the story of the two Big Bens

The Great Bell in the Parliament clock tower in London was named after Benjamin Hall, who, as First Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings, oversaw its installation in 1856.

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the making of ‘omelette’

1611—from French ‘omelette’, ultimately an alteration of ‘lemelle’, ‘knife blade’ (from Latin ‘lamella’), with reference to the flattened shape of the dish

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