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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.
become involved with (something)
To establish an association, typically work related, with something or some organization. Johnny's become involved with a nonprofit health clinic during his summer vacation. I've become involved with Scott's campaign for mayor.
become pushed for cash
To suddenly have only a small or limited amount of money available. I always seem to become pushed for cash in the days leading up to payday. We should start cutting down on some of our expenses before we become pushed for cash.
become pushed for money
To suddenly have only small or limited amount of money available. I always seem to become pushed for money in the days leading up to payday. We should start cutting down on some of our expenses before we become pushed for money.
become pushed for time
To suddenly have only small or limited amount of time available. I planned to cook dinner, but then I became a bit pushed for time—so how do you feel about ordering a pizza? I'm sorry, I can't chat for long. I need to go pick up the kids, and I don't want to become pushed for time.
1. informal To become extremely upset or emotional. Poor Jane really became unglued during the funeral service.
2. informal To begin to fail or become untenable; to fall apart. Boy, this party is really becoming unglued. First, there was the issue with the caterer, and now half the guests aren't coming. They're marriage eventually became unglued after he discovered that his wife was having an affair.
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.
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
*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.
disappointed at someone or somethingand 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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.