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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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"Coming up with the research funds will not be easy, but there are facilities such as The Herty Foundation in Savannah, Georgia and Econotech in Vancouver, British Columbia that could do the work with the cooperation of other organizations and interested suppliers," he said.
The suit "will definitely result in the city coming up with less stringent standards," said city attorney Ron O'Brien, who told the newspaper that the previous eyesight standards had become legally untenable since the law's passage.