come by sth honestly meaning

  • [American slang]
    1. Fig. to get something honestly. (See also come by sth.)
      Don't worry. I came by this Swiss watch honestly.
      I have a feeling she didn't come by it honestly.
    2. Fig. to inherit something— such as a character trait—from one's parents.
      I know I'm mean. I came by it honestly, though.
      She came by her kindness honestly.

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