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    come what may/ raise one's sights

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    He’ll be along here for a rise in the rent, come what may. When the time come for the raising his sights he’ll have no consideration at all. (Chjaplin’s “The Watchers and the Watched”)

    come what may = be sure , as in:

    Seasons may change, winter to springBut I love you, until the end of time Come what mayCome what may
    raise one’s sights = augment one’s demands

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: come what may/ raise one's sights

    Come what may = whatever happens in the future.

    Raising his sights = giving himself higher goals to aim for.


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