One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Behave aggressively or assertively, especially in making sexual advances to someone.
- ‘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.’
- ‘So she drives me to the beach, two minutes from where I'm staying, and starts coming on strong.’
2Improve one's position considerably.‘he came on strong toward the end of the round’
- ‘‘He is coming on strong and improves season on season,’ the Celtic manager said of the Bulgarian midfielder.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Listenership does appear to have come on strong.’
- ‘Price came on strong toward the end of last season.’
- ‘The state's wildfire season is coming on strong and it is coming early and that is true throughout much of the west.’
- ‘Carl who retired a short time ago is coming on strong and should be in the winners position shortly.’
- ‘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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