in years to come meaning, in years to come definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images


  ( standings    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Someone's standing is their reputation or status.  
with supp, oft adj N, with poss artist of international standing..., He has improved his country's standing abroad...     
2       n-count   A party's or person's standing is their popularity.  
usu sing, with poss  
But, as the opinion poll shows, the party's standing with the people at large has never been so low...     
3       adj   You use standing to describe something which is permanently in existence.  
ADJ n   (=permanent)  
Israel has a relatively small standing army and its strength is based on its reserves..., Elizabeth had a standing invitation to stay with her.     
5    You can use the expression of many years' standing to say that something has had a particular function or someone has had a particular role for many years. For example, if a place is your home of ten years' standing, it has been your home for ten years.  
of many years' standing             phrase   n PHR  
...a Congressman of 24 years' standing..., My girlfriend of long standing left me.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

year, yearn, yea, yeast

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
a very creative person; someone who is always able to come up with fresh ideas
come on
Slang; written abbreviation, there`s no difference in pronunciation for "c`mon "and "come on".
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
consider something seriously and start taking actions about it
rajoute de la vie aux années et non des années à la vie
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000
ce qui est difficile quand on chevauche un tigre, c'est d'en descendre
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
happening once a year
Ex.: My favorite annual event is Christmas because I eat my mother's great feast and get christmas presents from Santa Claus.
cent ans bannière, cent ans civière
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
décembre aux pieds blancs s'en vient, an de neige est an de bien
année de foin, année de rien
après la panse, vient la dance
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
bon fruit vient de bonne semence
à beau jeu beau retour
bon ouvrier ne viendra jamais tard à son travail
À beau mentir qui vient de loin
la france est un pré qui se tond trois l'année
fais ce que tu dois advienne que pourra
d'un oeuf de corbeau ne sort qu'un corbeau
ne chôme pas les fêtes avant qu'elles soient venues
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
"Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 4th edition published in 2003 © HarperCollins Publishers 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"