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.