Do you know what this expression means? Do you use it/hear it used?
Probably my favorite scene from No Country for Old Men is the dialogue between Tommy Lee Jones and Barry Corbin. In it, Corbin’s character recounts how the sheriff’s father was killed and he uses this expression. I don’t think I had ever heard “came to his reward” but you can easily figure it out by context.
Then just recently watching (ahem) an old **Dukes of Hazzard **episode, Boss Hogg uses the same expression when the town thinks them Duke boys had been killed.
So by my way of thinking, I take it this is more of a southern expression with the obvious connotation that coming to one’s reward means proceeding on to the pearly gates.
But other from the two references above, I’ve never heard the expression in real life.
Anyone wish to weigh in?