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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 ​particularopinion, often ​although you do not have that ​opinion: I would've taken the ​dog to the ​vet, but I could ​see where they were coming from.
(Definition of know/see where sb is coming from from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “know/see where sb is coming from”
in Chinese (Simplified) 明白/知道(某人)为什么会那样想…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明白/知道(某人)為甚麼會那樣想…
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