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 long history of ‘blues’

‘blues’—from ‘blue’ (‘sorrowful’) and elliptically from ‘blue devils’ (‘depression’)—originally a metaphorical use of ‘blue’ (‘bruised’), as in ‘black and blue’

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meanings of ‘Tom Tiddler’s ground’

a game in which the player who has the role of Tom Tiddler defends his territory against the others, who try to steal his money—hence a source of easy money

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