Thursday, May 24, 2012

Come up with

                   Bug = irritate          Sharp = intelligent           retort = answer/ response

When you “come up with” something, you think of something original; you find a creative solution/ plan. A synonym is “to think up”.

1.  People who work in the advertising industry need to come up with original and dynamic marketing ideas. Do you need to come up with new ideas or plans in your line of work?

2. Often people come up with the best ideas when there is a necessity. There is an expression: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Can you think of any inventions that were born out of need?

3. Do you know who came up with the idea of the Leap Year? Leap years are years with 366 days, instead of the usual 365. Leap years are necessary because the actual length of a year is 365.242 days, not 365 days. Julius Caesar was behind the origin of leap year in 45 BC.

4. Can you come up with new ideas under pressure, or do you get inspiration when you are relaxing? Some people come up with ideas when they are in the shower, driving, exercising or walking on the beach.


  1. Well, working in studio as a musical producer frequently requires you to come up with original ideas and, even for a musician, many times it becomes a hard task, but the results usually pay off.

  2. Great example Marcos... and good grammar all 'round!

  3. Some people apparently have an almost uncanny ability to come up with the right answer.

  4. Hey Alex... are you one of those people? ;)

  5. I usually come up with ideas when I'm walking around the house.