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flow from (something)

1. To stream or pour out of some thing or place. I'm no plumber, but all of the water flowing from that pipe doesn't seem like a good sign.
2. To arise from, originate in, or be triggered by something. I don't know, we started chatting, and the conversation just flowed from there—I looked up and two hours had passed!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flow from something

to run out from something. The blood flowed from the wound on his hand and stained his shirt. The oil flowed from the cracked engine and made a mess on the floor.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flow from

To originate in and develop from something; stem from: The second paragraph does not flow from the first in logical sequence. Many interesting discussions flowed from our initial conversation.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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