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English definition of “know/see where sb is coming from”

know/see where sb is coming from

If you say to someone you know or see where they are coming from, you mean you understand why that person has a particular opinion, often although you do not have that opinion: I could see where they were coming from when they started quoting the Bible at me.
(Definition of know/see where sb is coming from from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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