come on strong

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come on strong

1 : 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.
2 : 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.

Word by Word Definitions

strong play
  1. : having or marked by great physical power

  2. : having moral or intellectual power

  3. : having great resources (as of wealth or talent)

  1. : in a strong or forceful manner


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