To come up with

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to come up with (a solution): to find, to produce, to present (a solution)
idiom, verb
I finally came up with the money yesterday, which is good news as he said he would break my legs if I didn't pay him back before today.


  • "We must come up with a plan quickly, before nightfall."
  • "As you know from reading my memo, we're here to come up with a name for Delavigne's new skin cream. Is everyone ready?"
  • "Where did you come up with all this money?"
  • "Meet me next to the coffee machine at 3pm tomorrow for an informal meeting so that we can come up with some party ideas!"
  • "Somehow, I came up with the idea of sending the delivery via ferry to Calais before being placed on a cargo ship to Brazil - genius!"
  • "Let's just come up with a plan, okay?"
  • "Some of the world's best engineers work with planes, and they have already come up with some interesting solutions to the pollution problem. Here are a few of our favourites."
  • "I have done some thinking however, (you might consider doing the same once in a while), and I have come up with a few ideas, which we can address in further detail over dinner later this week."
  • "Perhaps it would be wise to come up with a more."

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