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becoming on (someone)

Attractive on someone, as of clothing or other wearable items. That gown is so becoming on you, my dear. My daughter has hazel eyes, so olive green is very becoming on her.
See also: becoming, on

become unstuck

To encounter setbacks or fail altogether. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Boy, this party is really becoming unstuck. First, there was the issue with the caterer, and now half the guests aren't coming.
See also: become, unstuck

become grounds for (something)

To form the basis for some action or decision, often one that is disciplinary or legal in nature. If you get caught plagiarizing, it becomes grounds for expulsion, you know.
See also: become, ground

*becoming on someone

[of clothing] complimentary to someone; [of clothing] enhancing one's good looks. (*Typically: be ~; look ~.) The dress you wore last night is not becoming on you. That color is very becoming on you.
See also: becoming, on

disappointed at someone or something

 and disappointed in someone or something
becoming sad because of someone or something. I am really disappointed at what you did. I am very disappointed in you. That was a terrible thing to do. They were disappointed in the outcome.
See also: disappointed
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