One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Behave aggressively or assertively, especially in making sexual advances to someone.
- ‘So she drives me to the beach, two minutes from where I'm staying, and starts coming on strong.’
- ‘No matter - a guy too gentle at heart to convincingly come on strong is welcome in this era of musical command sexuality, and he's certainly no prude.’
2Improve one's position considerably.‘he came on strong toward the end of the round’
- ‘We didn't play that well in the first half and knew they would come on strong in the second half and defended well.’
- ‘It was so much fun being the number two horse and everybody knows we're coming on strong.’
- ‘Price came on strong toward the end of last season.’
- ‘Listenership does appear to have come on strong.’
- ‘The state's wildfire season is coming on strong and it is coming early and that is true throughout much of the west.’
- ‘‘He is coming on strong and improves season on season,’ the Celtic manager said of the Bulgarian midfielder.’
- ‘Carl who retired a short time ago is coming on strong and should be in the winners position shortly.’
- ‘And Gephardt has come on strong in Iowa, where he is leading Dean in the polls, demonstrating he's no has-been - at least not yet.’
- ‘Some of the early season front-runners are starting to look a bit ragged about the edges and the Warriors are coming on strong.’
- ‘SuperTarget is coming on strong, considering its two stores hold 1.6 percent of the market, adding a 0.75 percentage point over the year.’
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