Definition of when one's ship comes in or home in English:

when one's ship comes in (or home)

  • When one’s fortune is made.
    More example sentences
    • The right honourable gentleman opposite is a very naughty man, and he will laugh on the other side of his face when my ship comes in.
    • She's the kind of real life gal who'll buy you a beer, let you cry on her shoulder and be the first one to give you a high-five when your ship comes in.
    • Uptown girl, you know I can't afford to buy her pearls, but maybe someday when my ship comes in, she'll understand what kind of guy I am.
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