to come from

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - come from

"to come from"

to arrive from a location


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Idiom Definition 2

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"to come from"

to originate in a location


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Idiom Definition 3

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"to come from"

to be the origin or cause


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Idiom Definition 4

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"to come from"

to have an attitude or opinion because of a situation


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Idiom Scenario 1

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Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  About time you arrived. The presentation is just about to begin.

Colleague 2:  Sorry about being late.  I've just now come from the airport.  Traffic was terrible.

Colleague 1:  Well, let's get ready.

Idiom Scenario 2

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Two strangers are chatting ...

Stranger 1:  You're not from around here are you?

Stranger 2:  No. I'm just visiting.

Stranger 1:  Where do you come from?

Stranger 2:  I was born in Argentina.

Stranger 1:  How interesting.

Idiom Scenario 3

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Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Ouch. Your eye looks really sore. What's wrong?

Friend 2:  It's called "pink eye" or conjunctivitis.

Friend 1:  Where did you get it?

Friend 2:  It comes from a virus or bacteria.

Friend 1:  You do a lot of volunteer work. Maybe that's where you were exposed.

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Idiom Scenario 4

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Two mothers are talking ...

Mother 1:  My daughter has been misbehaving a lot lately and when I question her, her attitude is terrible.

Mother 2:  Where do you think her behavior is coming from?

Mother 1:  I believe it is a result of my recently divorcing her father.

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to come from - Gerund Form:

Coming straight from the airport, I just dropped my bags in the hall when I got home.

Coming from Canada is great when traveling because people treat you differently.

to come from - Examples:

1)  ... estimate that from 80 percent to 100 percent of the country's electricity will come from renewable sources by 2050.

2)  All legislation begins as an idea or concept. Ideas and concepts can come from a variety of sources.

3)  And so I can say to you who have come from all parts of the country that not only will there have to be a Federal ...

4)  They come from many different ethnic backgrounds.

5)  These people are here illegally wherever they come from

6)  I support these efforts 100%, as much of my skepticism comes from the overstatements made based on inadequate data IMO, ...

7)  I think the anger comes from the fact that I just wasn't needed any more. 

8)  ... of living from a place of inner harmony that comes from being in a state of love from within ...

9)  It does not matter that little of our oil comes from the Middle East.

10)  True happiness comes from within.

11)  So where are the new sales coming from

12)  Coming from a world city it's nice to have international choices.

13)  ... the Taliban, on the one hand, and the stream of good news coming from Herat, ...

14)  Make sure you're coming from a place of love and respect -- not confrontation.

15)  Don't worry, the cheap crap that's coming from China will break soon enough.

16)  I came from a middle-class family.

17)  And the crucial evidence came from surveys looking for something entirely different - dark objects on the outskirts of the ...

18)  I'm a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims.

19)  I was shocked to discover most of my proudest moments came from my childhood.

20)  Nearly 75% of the comments that the Department received came from individuals and from organizations representing the interests of persons with disabilities.