originate in


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originate in (some place or something)

To begin in or stem from some place or source of origin. Our family tree originates in Sicily, but we have branches extending to nearly every continent on the planet! It seems like the issue originates in the company's bookkeeping protocols.
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originate in something

to have had a beginning in something or some place. The river originates in the Andes Mountains. All your troubles originate in your lungs.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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