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    Come to be

    Steely Dan is a band that could not come to be now.

    Can somebody explain to me the meaning of this idiom "come to be" in this particular context? I don't understand what this sentence means.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Come to be

    Quote Originally Posted by IlmatawTam View Post
    Steely Dan is a band that could not come to be now.

    Can somebody explain to me the meaning of this idiom "come to be" in this particular context? I don't understand what this sentence means.

    Thank you!
    "To come to be" means "to come into existence".

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