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how come?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhow come?how come?REASONused to ask someone why or how something happened How come you’ve ended up here? ‘Last I heard, she was teaching in Mexico.’ ‘How come?’ come
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how come?"I didn't even eat lunch today." "Really? How come?""She's moving to Alaska." "How come?"And those bushy eyebrows that resembled dark clouds on his horizon.-How come?How come he's asked us to spend all this money and not them?How come I can't make her happy, how come she can't make me happy?How come Mrs Wall-Eye know my name?How come the sky is blue?How come the vast majority of the population appears to want to play make-believe?How come Tyler's still here?How come you got back so early?How come you never asked me what happened?Joey, how come you never sweet-talk me in person?
how come?how come?informalREASON used to ask why something has happened or why a particular situation exists, especially when you are surprised by it How come Dave’s home? Isn’t he feeling well? how
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how come?How come he's asked us to spend all this money and not them?How come I can't make her happy, how come she can't make me happy?How come Mrs Wall-Eye know my name?How come the vast majority of the population appears to want to play make-believe?How come you never asked me what happened?Joey, how come you never sweet-talk me in person?
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