come on as

idiom

: to have or seem to have (a certain quality or nature) : come across as
He comes on as a conservative.

Examples of come on as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When a shot by Mehdi Taremi got through Matt Turner’s legs two minutes before the final whistle, Zimmerman, who'd come on as a sub after starting the first two games, was there to clear it out, preserving the win. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2022 Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd come on as the YouTube sensation TwinsTheNewTrend, who make reaction videos for old songs. Matthew Love, Vulture, 7 Feb. 2021 South Alabama inside linebackers Riley Cole and Nick Mobley rank 1-2 in the Sun Belt in tackles (86 and 80, respectively), but Wilfawn had come on as a valuable rotation player after recovering from an elbow injury suffered in fall camp. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 27 Nov. 2020 United would not comment on reports Ronaldo refused to come on as a late substitute. James Robson, ajc, 20 Oct. 2022 Backup goalkeeper Brian Rowe couldn’t come on as a substitute, so a player on the pitch for penalty had to step up. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Nov. 2020 By 1972, Manzanera had come on as the group’s guitarist, Paul Thompson had replaced Lloyd as the drummer, and Roxy Music was off and running, releasing five albums between 1972 and 1975 alone, all of them critically acclaimed while finding modest commercial success. Hanif Abdurraqib, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2022 Barmore, drafted in the second round out of Alabama, has come on as an effective pass rusher, with five quarterback hits and 20 tackles this season. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Oct. 2021 During her negotiations to come on as director, Bravo fought for Zola’s writing to be credited. Allison P. Davis, Vulture, 9 June 2021 See More

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“Come on as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20on%20as. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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