One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they advanced the proposition that investors prefer high earnings growth’
theory, hypothesis, thesis, argument, premise, postulation, theorem, concept, idea, statement
2‘I have a business proposition to put to you’
proposal, scheme, plan, project, programme, manifesto, motion, bid, presentation, submission, suggestion, recommendation, approach
3‘I'm not in the market for your sort of proposition’
sexual advance, sexual overture, indecent proposal, improper suggestion, soliciting
informal pass, come-on
4‘getting cold water into the attic is no problem, but hot water is a different proposition’
task, job, undertaking, venture, activity, problem, affair
1‘he never dared proposition her’
propose sex with, make sexual advances to, make sexual overtures to, make an indecent proposal to, make an improper suggestion to
informal give someone the come-on
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