come on (too) strong

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come on (too) strong

1. To behave aggressively. You're going to have to come on strong to get them to take you seriously as a leader. Although she was simply trying not to come on too strong, many people found her to be wishy-washy instead.
2. To flirt in an abrasive or overly forceful way. Vince has a hard time getting dates because he always comes on too strong with the ladies.
3. To gain popularity. 1970s fashions seem to be coming on strong this summer.
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