come on strong

come on strong

 and come on like gangbusters
to seem aggressive; to impress people initially as very aggressive and assertive. She has a tendency to come on strong, but she's really a softie. The new president comes on strong at first.
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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.
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come on strong

 
1. (informal) to speak to someone in a way that shows you have a strong sexual interest in them Towards the end of the evening he was coming on strong and I knew it was time to leave.
2. (mainly American) to speak to someone in a very angry or threatening way I have to come on strong with some of the guys to get them to cooperate.
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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. Bob comes on like gangbusters and gets meaner the more he drinks.
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