One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Become (or make someone) ambitious, bigheaded, or tempted to do something against someone else's will, especially make a sexual advance.‘Mac began to get ideas about turning pro’
- ‘On second thoughts, let's not give Gordon ideas.’
- ‘I read that to Archer, along with the part about you not sharing for fear of giving him ideas.’
- ‘‘Hey now, don't start giving her ideas,’ Matt said.’
- ‘I don't want to give them ideas, but I'm looking forward to the derby.’
- ‘In fact, this line of argument should stop here, in case it gives them ideas.’
- ‘Media violence just adds to the problem and gives them ideas about how to express their anger.’
- ‘It was a wedding hot spot: what if a fortnight around nauseating newlyweds gave her ideas?’
- ‘I do not appreciate the rest of you saying I do either, probably giving her ideas.’
- ‘‘Don't go giving her ideas,’ he warned in a whisper.’
- ‘According to Silberstein, there are even those who worry that his recent success as an artist will give him ideas, as though he were the Phantom of the Opera, and had suddenly decided to climb onstage and sing Tosca at the Met.’
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