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pop the question

To ask someone to marry one. I'm planning on popping the question just before the fireworks start. He popped the question in a text message? That's the worst proposal I've ever heard of.
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pop the question

[for a man] to ask a woman to marry him. (Could also be used by a woman asking a man.) She waited for years for him to pop the question. Finally she popped the question.
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pop the question

Propose marriage, as in He picked Valentine's Day to pop the question. [Early 1700s]
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pop the question

INFORMAL
If you pop the question, you ask someone to marry you. Stuart got serious quickly and popped the question six months later.
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pop the question

propose marriage. British informal
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pop the ˈquestion

(informal) ask somebody to marry you: Where were you when he popped the question?
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pop the question

tv. [for a man] to ask a woman to marry him. (Could also be used by a woman asking a man.) She waited for years for him to pop the question.
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pop the question

Informal
To propose marriage.
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SO HAPPY: Chris is set to pop the question toAmanda Picture: DAVE BENNETT/ALPHA; Meanwhile.
Kate is said to have told pals she won't wait for ever for him to pop the question.
She said: "I'm sure the pop the question balloons will help increase the confidence of women planning to take advantage of this special leap year.
But the ring was stolen during a burglary at their home in Pelton on Christmas Eve, forcing Jason to pop the question as they gave police statements in the back of a police van.
Romantic Leah Farrer, 36, took advantage of the leap year to pop the question.
AS it is a Leap Year, women have the chance to break with tradition, get down on one knee and pop the question on February 29.
LOVE is the air for sport's most famous couple, Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki - but will the top golfer pop the question today?
Mr Phillips had hoped to pop the question to longterm girlfriend Autumn Kelly in a romantic balloon ride as they soared over their country home near Stroud, Gloucestershire.
The Irish rogue, played by former Boyzone star Keith Duffy, accompanies Sunita to Peter and Shelley's wedding - then takes the opportunity to pop the question himself.
TIMELY PROPOSAL: Pop the question, or just say, ``I love you'' with Cartier's new Tank Basculante watch with a ruby red leather strap and a pivoting case that flips over to reveal a personalized message.
LOS ANGELES -- The Automobile Club of Southern California's lifestyle magazine, WESTWAYS, is helping cupid along this month by suggesting eight great places to pop the question.
Kimberley Watson, from Howdon in North Tyneside, decided to the pop the question to partner Gareth Downey at Blue Reef Aquarium, in Tynemouth, North Shields, because she wanted to do something different from the traditional marriage proposal.
Seeing as this month is all about Valentine's Day and leap year proposals, what better time is there to pop the question.
But he will wait to pop the question on a romantic trip to the Maldives in the new year.
The couple had their first date four years ago in a Tesco cafe and Les took Sheila back there to pop the question.