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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

1. to ask someone to marry you I remember he popped the question while we were eating ice cream.
2. to ask about something that is very important So then I pop the question, When do you expect this to happen?
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pop the question

  (informal)
to ask someone to marry you So we were having dinner in this Italian restaurant and that's when he popped the question. Do you think he's going to pop the question then, Kath?
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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

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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Gas engineer Tommy, 35, said: "I had no idea Leah was going to pop the question.
And town centre pizza store, Papa John's, is appealing for hopeful ladies to come forward and reveal how they plan to pop the question.
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.
The Name Inside Men's Little Black Book That Is Redefining How Men Pop The Question
The couple had their first date four years ago in a Tesco cafe and Les took Sheila back there to pop the question.
Traditionally men saved around four weeks' money, pounds 1,400, to buy a band with which to pop the question.
THIS year is leap year - a time when women can pop the question to their loved one, and when those with a birthday on February 29 can celebrate in style after a four-year wait since their last party.
Simeon said: "I decided to pop the question in a way we would never forget.
DECENT PROPOSAL: Were you an old-fashioned romantic who proposed on bended knee, or did you pop the question with sky writing or send a choir to the office to sing ``I'll Love You 'til the 12th of Never''?
Location matters too: Unless your gal is a die-hard sports fan, forget the stadium -- less than 2% of brides listed a sports venue at as the ideal spot to pop the question.
According to tradition, on the last day in February in a leap year the normal order of proposals is reversed and women can pop the question to men.
PARIS is the place to pop the question, with the Eiffel Tower being seen as the best spot in Europe to propose.
The singer, 26, has told pals he wants to spend the rest of his life with lover Conor and plans to pop the question this summer.