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Does it mean that the sailor will be there regardless of weather?



 
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Does it mean that the sailor will be there regardless of weather? #1 (permalink) Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:56 am   Does it mean that the sailor will be there regardless of weather?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #324 "English Slang Idioms (45)", question 6

"The boat show? Sure! I'll be there, come rain or .........," the sailor said.

(a) sun
(b) snow
(c) shine
(d) war

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #324 "English Slang Idioms (45)", answer 6

"The boat show? Sure! I'll be there, come rain or shine," the sailor said.

Correct answer: (c) shine

Your answer was: incorrect
"The boat show? Sure! I'll be there, come rain or snow," the sailor said.
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Does it mean that the sailor will be there regardless of weather? #2 (permalink) Thu Sep 09, 2010 17:32 pm   Does it mean that the sailor will be there regardless of weather?
 

It means he'll be there no matter what happens. This is a common idiom that is used when someone wants to express that he/she will be there in good or bad weather or no matter what happens.
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