American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something offered to allure or attract; an inducement, especially to buy.
- n. Slang A sexual or romantic approach or proposal.
- n. Something intended to attract, as in an advertisement.
- n. A statement or sometimes action reflecting sexual or relational interest.
- n. anything that serves as an enticement
- n. qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
“Which conveniently segues to the magic act of that come-on/come-off eye make-up used in the show, that left me so baffled the first time around.”
“A joke misunderstood, a come-on not reciprocated -- this is not the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's definition of sexual harassment.”
“The baker set up a digital shop and promoted it with an arresting come-on: designer shoes made entirely of sugar.”
“He adjusted his filter as the spammers quickly modified their come-on to evade it.”
“It's hard to resist the clever come-on refrain of the song I just played, I'd catch a grenade for you.”
“The only thing anyone was talking about Wednesday night at the reception before the Washington Press Club Foundation's annual congressional dinner was the New York second-termer's Craigslist come-on and abrupt resignation just hours earlier: How could anyone be so clueless?”
“The only thing anyone was talking about during the reception before the Washington Press Club Foundation's annual congressional dinner Wednesday night was the New York congressman's Craigslist come-on and abrupt resignation just hours earlier: How could anyone be so clueless?”
“It sounds like a bad come-on Valentine's Day card written by Charlie Sheen's entourage.”
“He was all over me with compliments and even come-on lines.”
“She quoted from the book all the time, but the only thing I remember her telling me is the wonderful come-on line Shelley used on a woman in a rowboat in Switzerland: "Shall we discover the mystery?”
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