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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 particular opinion, 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.
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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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