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come in

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)

(ENTER)

A2 to enter a room or building: Do you want to come in for a cup of tea? Hi, come in - great to see you!
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(FASHION)

If a fashion or product comes in, it becomes available or popular: Flared trousers first came in during the 1970s.
come in handy, useful, etc. to be useful for a particular purpose: Keep it, it might come in useful. The money will come in handy when I want to travel.

(BE RECEIVED)

When news or information comes in, it is received: Reports are just coming in of a major accident on the motorway. If you have money coming in, you receive it as income: With Dave unemployed, we don't have much money coming in at the moment.

(BE INVOLVED)

C2 informal to become involved in a situation, story, or plan: We need expert advice, and that's where you come in.
come in first, second, etc. to finish a race in first, second, etc. position

(SEA/OCEAN)

When the sea or the tide comes in, the water moves forwards to cover more of the beach.
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