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Expressão idiomática: come on strong Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Intermediário

Nossa expressão de hoje vem do seriado True Blood, que passa na HBO, e é muito comum no inglês falado atual: come on strong.

To come on strong é ser agressivo, assertivo, incisivo – falando com raiva ou tom ameaçador. Essa expressão é geralmente usada em contextos esportivos e políticos.

He has a tendency to come on strong, but she’s really a softie.
Ele tem a tendência de parecer agressivo, mas é realmente uma pessoa doce.

The new president comes on strong at first.
O novo presidente chega forçando a barra em princípio.

I have to come on strong with some of the guys to get them to cooperate.
Tenho que forçar a barra com alguns dos caras para que eles cooperem.

I didn’t want to come on too strong, so I tried not to seem angry.
Não queria chegar com tudo, então tentei não parecer bravo.

The opposition came on strong with rallies and protests and an e-mail campaign.
A oposição caiu em cima com comícios, protestos e uma campanha de e-mail.

Alguns outros exemplos de jornais online:

… leadership at practice has also been crucial to the development of the next generation of Tigers. The youth movement has come on strong over the last couple of weeks at Oakville. And the guys showing the youngsters how Oakville gets down are Zehner and Duren. stltoday.com

… of this,” said Reade, who turns 24 next week. “Everybody on this team is so motivated to win.” After a slow start, George Mason’s bats have come on strong the last two months. The Patriots hit .308 and averaged 7.1 runs in their first 28 games, but over the past 19 they are batting… washingtonpost.com

… despite White House aides’ reminders that they were really presidential appointments.Haig has come on strong not only with actions but with the positions he has taken. At his first press conference as Secretary of State, he shocked many foreign policy experts by bluntly… time.com

As mulheres reclamam que os homens às vezes come on too strong nos relacionamentos. Se você acha que esse é o seu caso, clique aqui para ler um artigo com dicas do que fazer (ou não!).

This is it for today! See you next time!

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English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.