pop the question
phrasal to propose marriage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pop the question — {v. phr.}, {slang} To ask someone to marry you. * /After the dance he popped the question./ * /A man is often too bashful to pop the question./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pop the question — {v. phr.}, {slang} To ask someone to marry you. * /After the dance he popped the question./ * /A man is often too bashful to pop the question./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pop the question — When someone pops the question, they ask someone to marry them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pop the question — ► pop the question informal propose marriage. Main Entry: ↑pop …   English terms dictionary

  • pop the question — verb ask (someone) to marry you he popped the question on Sunday night she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman • Syn: ↑propose, ↑declare oneself, ↑offer …   Useful english dictionary

  • pop the question —    When someone pops the question, they ask someone to marry them.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When you ask someone to marry, you pop the question.     It was during a trip to Venice that he popped the question …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pop\ the\ question — v. phr. slang To ask someone to marry you. After the dance he popped the question. A man is often too bashful to pop the question …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pop the question — ask an important question, ask someone to marry you    In the old days, a man would buy the ring and then pop the question …   English idioms

  • 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? …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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. □ Finally she popped the question …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pop the question —    to propose marriage    The question used to be asked by the male, and when popped related only to wedlock, in the days when there were still taboos about courtship and men were supposed to have honourable intentions:     Just heard yesterday… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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