how come
phrasal how does it happen that ; why

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • how come? — How does it happen that? • • • Main Entry: ↑come how come? (informal) How does that come about? • • • Main Entry: ↑how * * * how come? spoken phrase used when you want to know why s …   Useful english dictionary

  • How Come — «How Come» Сингл D12 из альбома …   Википедия

  • How Come — «How Come» Sencillo de D12 del álbum D12 World Formato CD Género(s) Hip hop Duración 4:09 Discográfica …   Wikipedia Español

  • how come — If you want to show disbelief or surprise about an action, you can ask a question using how come . How come he got the job? (You can t believe that they gave the job to somebody like him) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • how come? — This colloquial American phrase, meaning ‘how is it (or did it happen) that?’, was first noted in the mid 19c, and still has strong North American associations, although no one in Britain would fail to understand it: • ‘How come you re still… …   Modern English usage

  • how come ( … )? — how come (…)? idiom used to say you do not understand how sth can happen and would like an explanation • If she spent five years in Paris, how come her French is so bad? Main entry: ↑comeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • how come — phrasal : how does it happen that : why how come you re here so early * * * how come see ↑how, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑come how come chiefly US informal used to ask why something has happened, is true, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • How Come — Infobox Single Name = How Come |200px Artist = D12 from Album = D12 World Released = 2004 Format = CD Recorded = Genre = Rap Length = 4:09 Label = Shady/Interscope Producer = Eminem Chart position = #4 (UK)#4 (AUS)#27 (US) Reviews = Last single …   Wikipedia

  • how come — {informal} also {nonstandard}[how s come] {interrog.} How does it happen that? Why? * /How come you are late?/ * /You re wearing your best clothes today. How come?/ Compare: WHAT FOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • how come — {informal} also {nonstandard}[how s come] {interrog.} How does it happen that? Why? * /How come you are late?/ * /You re wearing your best clothes today. How come?/ Compare: WHAT FOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • how\ come — informal also nonstandard how s come interrog. How does it happen that? Why? How come you are late? You re wearing your best clothes today. How come? Compare: what for …   Словарь американских идиом

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