This morning I was watching a cook talking viewers through a barbecue recipe. After he added the last bit of seasoning he said, “We should let it set for a while ’til it comes to bear”. That just did not sound quite right to me so I did some research and found the site, “Daily Writing Tips”. The author is Maeve Maddox.
One of the definitions is: “it all comes to fruition.” Is that how it was meant here? Did the cook use the phrase correctly?
PS: I tend to agree with her final assessment at the end of the article: “Comes to bear” is an expression that careful writers can do without.