come on strong


: to be very forceful or too forceful in talking to someone or dealing with someone
She didn't like him because she felt that he came on too strong.
: to become stronger or more successful in a continuing contest, race, etc.
The team was playing poorly in the early part of the season, but it has been coming on strong lately.

Examples of come on strong in a Sentence

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“Come on strong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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