Значение идиомы coming and going

[coming and going] or [going and coming] {adv. phr.} 1. Both ways; in both directions.

The truck driver stops at the same cafe coming and going.

John was late. He got punished both going and coming; his teacher punished him and his parents punished him.

2. Caught or helpless; in your power; left with no way out of a difficulty. – Used after “have”.

If Beth stayed in the house, Mother would make her help with the cleaning; if she went outside, Father would make her help wash the car – they had her coming and going.

Uncle Mike is a good checker player, and he soon had me beat coming and going.

Compare: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA.


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Значение идиомы coming and going