pour it on

idiom

informal
1
: to talk about something in an emotional way that is not sincere in order to get sympathy, attention, etc.
When he saw that she felt sorry for him, he really poured it on.
2
chiefly US : to do something in a very energetic and effective way : do something more and faster
After they took the lead in the second half, they really started to pour it on.

Examples of pour it on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the Clippers began to pour it on against the Washington Wizards in the third quarter Friday, bad news surfaced when the team announced guard Russell Westbrook had a left hand fracture. Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2024 The Kings continued to pour it on at the start of the second half. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 4 Feb. 2024 Given the wide disparity in goal differential in this group, South Korea will really need to pour it on to improve its chances of advancing. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2023 The Tigers offense continued to pour it on, tacking on four runs in the top of the fourth, highlighted by Josh Pearson's two-run homer to right. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 27 June 2023 Hendricks earned his second straight win Friday in a 10-3 romp over the Baltimore Orioles, leaving with a one-run lead after five innings and watching the offense pour it on against the Orioles bullpen. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 16 June 2023 Don’t just spray or sprinkle it on lightly; pour it on. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 18 July 2022 Gatorade be when the players pour it on the head coach? Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2023 Meanwhile, Florida continued to pour it on against SEC competition with a 34-10 win against Kentucky, the Gators' fifth win in a row by 16 or more points. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2020

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“Pour it on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pour%20it%20on. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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