to pop the question

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - pop the question

"to pop the question"

to propose marriage


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - pop the question

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: You and John have been dating for over three years now. You seem pretty serious. When do you think he will pop the question?

Friend 2:  We haven't really talked about marriage. I am not sure we are ready.

Friend 1:  So, you don't want John to ask you to marry him.

Friend 2:  I don't think I am ready.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - pop the question

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I think tonight is the night.

Friend 2:  You are going to ask Sarah to marry you?

Friend 1:  Yes. I have asked her father's permission and he has given it. I am going to pop the question tonight.

Friend 2:  Good luck.

to pop the question - Usage:


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to pop the question - Gerund Form:

Popping the question can be the most important experience of a lifetime.

to pop the question - Examples:

1)  James said he had been trying to find the perfect moment to pop the question so I guess he found it -- it was a complete surprise.

2)  This was his cue to go down on one knee and pop the question: "Shanique, will you marry me?"

3)  ... during a romantic picnic in Laguna Beach, California, Timothy decided to pop the question.

4)  After the birthday thanksgiving we flew back to Lagos. I had anticipated he would pop the question at my mum's birthday but he didn't and I lost hope.

5)  No matter how eager you are to pop the question, hold off buying that expensive diamond ring until March.

6)  After their audition, the man decided to pop the question to his unsuspecting girlfriend.

7)  It's like marriage -- you don't 'pop the question' on your first date.

8)  Traditionally, it's the guys who pop the question to take a relationship forward but ...

9)  Returning the favour, the blonde beauty decided she would buck tradition and pop the question herself.

10)  She will give you marriage signs but of course, she will not pop the question.

11)  ... he got down on one knee and popped the question.

12)  ... and that he wanted to grow old with her, and then he popped the question.

13)  ... he finally popped the question during a romantic sailboat ride on the Hudson River.

14)  On the night of my proposal I went down on my knees and popped the question to her.

15)  Ray popped the question while the pair holidayed in Bali, getting down on one knee on ...

16)  ... that he was thinking of popping the question to his love of over two years, ...

17)  ... had asked for Pippa's father's permission to marry before popping the question.

18)  Seven tips grooms must consider before they propose. Before popping the question, there are certain things a potential groom needs to consider.

19)  But the next shot showed John down on bended knee, popping the question as Natasha screamed in shock and delight.

20)  ... considering his previous history of falling quickly for women and then popping the question.