come up with (something)

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come up with (something)

To devise or produce something. Who came up with the idea for this marketing campaign? Good luck coming up with the money for a new car!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come up with someone or something

to find or supply someone or something; to manage to find or improvise something. I came up with a date at the last minute. My mom is always able to come up with some yummy snack for me in the afternoon.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come up with

Produce, supply; also, discover. For example, Henry always comes up with the wrong answer, or We're hoping they come up with a cure in time to help Aunt Alice. [First half of 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come up with

To bring forth, discover, or produce: came up with a cure for the disease.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
She told him so, and they embraced, and walked on and came up with the schoolmaster.