come through v.
1. of an object, to deliver, to give up.
|A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 56: Come through with ten bucks Jeffries. That’s a nice little fellow.|
|Vocab. Criminal Sl. 25: come through [...] To give up, to deliver, [...] any material goods demanded.|
|(ref. to late 19C) Amer. Madam (1981) 224: I had a letter from Konrad Ritchie’s lawyer, writing there was deposited for me in a New Orleans bank the sum of eleven thousand dollars. Konrad had come through.|
|DAUL 47/1: Come through. [...] 3. To pay, as tribute, ‘protection’ sums; to produce concealed loot upon the demand of suspicious associates.et al.|
|Down These Mean Streets (1970) 266: Well, this cat has come through with smokes and food and candy.|
|Frank Sinatra in a Blender [ebook] Not that Big Tony came through on his end. He still never found any crank.|
2. (US) to pay one’s debts.
|A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 19: You understand of course that we get our bit out of that mazuma. Come through.|
3. (US) to confess, to provide information, to speak out.
|A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 104: The public’s gettin’ wise to you, / They can’t see why you don’t come through.|
|God’s Man 379: Come through with the whole story or I’ll give an extra twist to that pretty little paw.|
|Nightmare Town (2001) 249: He wouldn’t come through, and we never turned up his gun.‘Tom, Dick, or Harry’ in|
|Free To Love 260: In the morning Cathleen learned that Joe Neilsen had decided to ‘come through’ on the bomb plot.|
|DAUL 47/1: Come through. [...] 2. To confess; to implicate others.et al.|
4. to act as desired, to do what is wanted.
|Lucky Seventh (2004) 186: If the coon can’t come through with the language—.‘The Mexican Marvel’ in|
|Barker II i: If Chris has got the right stuff in him he’ll come through.|
|We Who Are About to Die 193: The woman’s got the money on her, an’ she comes through with it without no trouble.|
|Harder They Fall (1971) 112: Whether it was a promise to do you a favour, or to fix your little red wagon, Nick always came through.|
|Bang To Rights 138: She did um and ar a bit but she came through like a good un.|
|Return of the Hood 55: Knock it off, Shaffer. Are you coming through?|
|Sir, You Bastard 202: He’s phoning me. I think he’ll come through.|
|(con. 1940s–60s) Eve. Sun Turned Crimson (1998) 199: Florence complained of Charlie not coming through fairly.‘Florence’ in|
|Powder 285: You can call me back in one hour and tell me Boston came through, or I’ll call those assholes myself.|
|Source Aug. 124: Teddy had someone look me up, and I came through with my verse instantly.|
5. to survive, to overcome problems.
|Day Book (Chicago) 14 Oct. 9/1: Humphries might have come through safely but for a piece of luck that broke against him in the fourth inning.|
|Little Caesar (1932) 91: Don’t beef, Sam. We’re gonna come through.|