this is where i came in

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this is where I came in

This is where I began, my knowledge dates from this point. For example, Do you have anything more to add, because if not, this is where I came in. This idiom, dating from the 1920s, originally alluded to the continuous showing of a motion picture, with customers entering the theater at any stage while the film was running and leaving when it reached the point where they had started.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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