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how come?

informal
C1 used to ask how or why something has happened: So how come you missed the train? "We had to stop in Birmingham." "How come?"

how come?

informal
C1 used to ask about the reason for something: So how come you got an invitation and not me? "I don't think I'll be able to go swimming tomorrow." "How come?"
(Definition of how come? from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “how come?”
in Chinese (Simplified) 为什么?怎么会?…
in Chinese (Traditional) 為甚麼?怎麼會?…
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