Meaning of “know/see where sb is coming from” in the English Dictionary

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"know/see where sb is coming from" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “know/see where sb is coming from” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)