One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Produce (something), especially when pressured or challenged.‘he keeps coming up with all kinds of lame excuses’
produce, devise, propose, put forward, present, think up, submit, suggest, recommend, advocate, advance, move, introduce, bring forward, put on the table, put up, offer, proffer, tender, adduce, mootView synonyms
- ‘Let's put the machine back on for one more spin cycle, and see what we come up with.’
- ‘I'm suspending all future planning until I see what he comes up with on the report.’
- ‘I'm quite excited about some of the ideas we're coming up with, but more details later.’
- ‘The catalyst for the plot and exploration of these ideas is a cunning plan one of the trio comes up with.’
- ‘We'll have to see what he comes up with, but the portents are grim.’
- ‘I must stress that I haven't had the finished product back yet so I will have to see what the tailor comes up with.’
- ‘This is all that they are coming up with and we all know this is totally untenable.’
- ‘I say to myself that whatever he comes up with, I must try to trust his instincts.’
- ‘It's interesting to see the system in action and the ‘decisions’ it comes up with.’
- ‘This is a classic case of someone putting two and two together and coming up with 83.’
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