come at me

come at (someone or something)

1. To approach an issue or situation. I think we should start over because we've been coming at this problem all wrong.
2. To move toward someone or something in an aggressive or hostile manner. You can't come at a cat like that, or you'll scare it off. I was walking home when this guy came at me out of nowhere asking for bus fare.
3. To pelt or barrage someone with something. When I tried to break up the food fight, snacks and drinks came at me from all directions. The kids were so excited about the project that the ideas came at me all morning.
4. To achieve or attain something. She can come at this scholarship with good grades and hard work.
See also: come

come at me

slang A phrase used to indicate that one will fight or argue about something if someone else initiates the conflict. This is the best movie of all time. Come at me.
See also: come
References in classic literature ?
I don't care if Hugo does come at me with a pistol," returned Amy, who was not gifted with dramatic power, but was chosen because she was small enough to be borne out shrieking by the villain of the piece.