Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Today's OED antedating: "to come through"

To come through, colloquial, to perform as was hoped ("come," v., sec 72 (b), first use cited 1969): Play titled George Washington Slept Here, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, 1940, act II, scene i: "Either local labor has come through or else ANNABELLE has gone to work, for the room has undergone a complete transformation."