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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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But in real life, 21-year-old actor Stephen Purdon couldn't be happier after popping the question to childhood sweetheart Nicola McLaughlin.
Popping the question is the easy part - now it's time to plan that wedding.
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The proposal package might even lead to a few people popping the question with wannabe romantics able to call upon the services of the castle's own knight in shining armour to help champion the crusade to win his fair maiden's hand.
The research also reveals that the UK is the favourite place for popping the question - 87 per cent of couples got engaged in the UK.