come up with
come up with
- to find a new thought
- usually referred to ideas and referred with the name of the person who produced it
- The team has to come up with cost saving ideas soon otherwise the budget cut will cost them a lot.
- It is usually the father’s sister who comes up with a name for the baby in the Indian culture.
- To come up with a solution so soon is not going to be easy especially since the problem is such a long standing one.
- It is imperative that the doctors come up with something quick to stop these ghastly pains that she keeps experiencing.
- The pharmaceutical world will forever be grateful to you for coming up with such a brilliant idea to manage prosthetic.
- She comes up with lame excuses to hide the fact that the work is not done.
- The child came up with an idea for a festive card for his mother all by himself. His father helped him make it though.
- I came up with a thought to help the old man out.
- I came up with a name for your newly adopted German Shepherd dog.
Not related to physically coming up anywhere, this is a figurative use of the verb 'to come'. The literary origin of this phrase cannot be traced accurately.
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never say die
never say die Meaning: stay optimistic, positive attitude. Example: There are still a dozen of of job vacancies that she hasn't tried. Never say die.