come from


verb (intr, preposition)

to be or have been a resident or native (of)Ernst comes from Geneva
to originate from or derive fromchocolate comes from the cacao tree; the word filibuster comes from the Dutch word for pirate
where someone is coming from informal the reasons for someone's behaviour, opinions, or commentsI can understand where you're coming from

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Idioms and Phrases with come from

come from

1

See come out of.

2

Arrive from someone or somewhere, as in This package just came from Alice, or Where did these chairs come from? [c. 1300] Also see where one is coming from.

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