come on strong


come on strong
overwhelm with excessively strong language or personality

He came on too strong during the job interview and was unable to get the job.


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  • come on strong — (informal) To speak or act forcefully or aggressively • • • Main Entry: ↑come come on strong see under ↑come • • • Main Entry: ↑strong * * * come on strong informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • come on strong — {v. phr.}, {slang} To overwhelm a weaker person with excessively strong language, personality, or mannerisms; to insist extremely strongly and claim something with unusual vigor. * /Joe came on very strong last night about the War in Indochina;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come on strong — {v. phr.}, {slang} To overwhelm a weaker person with excessively strong language, personality, or mannerisms; to insist extremely strongly and claim something with unusual vigor. * /Joe came on very strong last night about the War in Indochina;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come on strong — ► come on strong informal behave aggressively or assertively. Main Entry: ↑strong …   English terms dictionary

  • come on strong — 1. to act in a forceful way. I didn t want to come on too strong, so I tried not to seem angry. The opposition came on strong with rallies and protests and an e mail campaign. 2. to be popular. Animal movies have come on strong again …   New idioms dictionary

  • come on strong — AND come on like gangbusters in. to seem aggressive; to impress people initially as very aggressive and assertive. (See explanation at like gangbusters.) □ She has a tendency to come on strong, but she’s really a softie. □ The new president comes …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • come it strong — phrasal slang : overdo, exaggerate contrasted with draw it mild * * * come it strong (informal) To do or say much, go to great lengths, exaggerate • • • Main Entry: ↑come …   Useful english dictionary

  • come on strong — do it with more energy, do it with enthusiasm    If you come on too strong, the customer will not buy from you …   English idioms

  • come on strong — informal to express yourself in a very determined and confident way He can come on very strong with his political views …   English dictionary

  • come\ on\ strong — v. phr. slang To overwhelm a weaker person with excessively strong language, personality, or mannerisms; to insist extremely strongly and claim something with unusual vigor. Joe came on very strong last night about the War in Indochina; most of… …   Словарь американских идиом