Is "Years come and go" idiomatic?

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Is "Years come and go" idiomatic?

Post by davidtrinh » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:48 am

Every year, I send Christmas cards to my friends. I usually say something like "Time flies. When one year ends, the new year comes. This never changes."

Can I use the phrase, "Years come and go"? Does it make sense? Thanks a lot.

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Re: Is "Years come and go" idiomatic?

Post by Joe » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:35 pm

Yes, it makes sense but might be more idiomatic as:

The years come and go.
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood"
prayer of the Reverend Eli Jenkins in Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

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