a come on

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - a come on

"a come on"

a sexual advance


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - a come on

"a come on"

something offered as an inducement


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a come on

Two strangers are talking ...

Man:  Hello there baby. You sure are beautiful. Want to get a drink?

Woman:  Is that supposed to be some kind of a come on?  No thank you!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a come on

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You know, I keep getting these emails telling me that I can earn a lot of money very easily.

Friend 2:  Me too. I think it must be some kind of trick.

Friend 1:  Probably just a come on to try and get us to invest money and then receive nothing.

a come on - Usage:


a come on - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a come on.

a come on - Examples:

1)  He was using that as a come on, and I sure didn't like that. 

2)  The content is not a come on or a teaser. We are not trying to gather leads or prospect names.

3)  There was certainly a come on from her to Bond.

4)  They'll see my banter as a come on or just won't get my bawdy and teasing humour. 

5)  I come looking for a job, but I get no offers, just a come on from the whores on 7th Avenue.

6)  By signing this card I promise not to use it as a come on, pickup or enticement to call, write, IM or text.

7)  I didn't think it was a come on, it was stated so simply and openly.

8)  Try not to see it as a come on, but an appreciation of beauty.

9)  Eye contact is a respect thing, not a come on or meant to be misleading. 

10)  It was probably a come on or something, since what does this guy really know about anything?

11)  It was an attempt to be friendly and not intended to be invasive or a come on.

12)  She seemed to take it as a come on because she had made it clear she wanted to go to bed.

13)  It's inexplicable that anyone can see this as anything other than a come on

14)  There will be regrouping and disguises, but the come on will be the same with scammers. Just beware!

15)  This guy has been giving me the come on and has made no bones about what he wants.

16)  Gorman (Dan O'Connor) has been giving easily-lead Lacey (Georgia Bourke) the come on for weeks, despite being in a relationship with her older sister.

17)  The capitalist dictatorship also resorts to the come on of naked science in order to try to sex-up their Big Lie propaganda.

18)  Did she mean that as the come on it implied?

19)  He rarely implies his compliments as come ons.

20)  Watch out for the free offers.  They are often just come ons to get you to buy something later.