arrive at something

arrive at (something) to come to a decision or agreement about something after serious thought or discussion.

The town council needs to explain how they arrived at their plan for future development of the town.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of arrive at (= to come to a place)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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