where (someone) is coming from

Use the phrase "where ___ is coming from" to talk about someone's opininion or point of view. For example, this sentence means that you understand someone's opinion:

Yeah, I get where you're coming from.

The verb "get" is most common with this phrase, but you can also use "understand":

It's important to take the time to really understand where they're coming from and what they're trying to accomplish before you make a decision.

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