to come on to

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - to come on to

"to come on to"

to make sexual advances


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to come on to

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was the party last night?

Friend 2:  I had a lot of fun.  At one point I had three men coming on to me at the same time.

Friend 1:  And were you receptive to their advances?

Friend 2:  Nope.  I wasn't really interested in any of them.  I went home alone.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to come on to

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What are you doing?

Friend 2:  I'm freshening my breath.

Friend 1:  Why?

Friend 2:  I want to come on to that woman over there so I need my breath to smell fresh.

to come on to - Usage:


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to come on to - Gerund Form:

Coming on to a woman can be considered sexual harassment.

to come on to - Examples:

1)  Do you come on to your female friends even jokingly?

2)  If you're a grown adult trying to come on to someone that young, you need to be thrown in jail.

3)  I think she has come on to me in the afternoon twice since November 19th 2007.

4)  They have seen women at bars come on to a lot of different men.

5)  Should it be news, women come on to powerful and wealthy men for purposes other than finding true love.

6)  When you're young, people come on to you a lot more.

7)  It's a really bad idea to come on to a woman, alone, in an elevator at 4AM.

8)  Howard said he had a girl come on to him and she was with a friend of his.

9)  Was he going to come on to me? Or worse, try to hurt me?

10)  He has groups of Macho Camp guys fawning over him and trying to come on to him.

11)  I've seen her reject other men who come on to her.

12)  They were coming on to me a lot and wouldn't listen when I said I wasn't interested.

13)  He didn't know if she was coming on to him or just couldn't help herself.

14)  There is a modern expression in the field of sexual encounters, "coming on to someone", which means pressing your advances on them.

15)  Sometimes you see a man coming on to a woman who is making it absolutely clear that she is not receptive.

16)  There's no way he's going home with the first chick he comes on to.

17)  During the years I was married, several other men came on to me.

18)  Roger said that there were people who came on to him and they would touch his rear end and things.

19)  His headmaster at his school also came on to him once.

20)  Has there ever been a discussion about great examples of how men came on to women?