- to request to hurry (something)
- to ask to go faster
- to plead to do something sooner
- to bring something forward
- could be used with a sexual connotation
- The waiter asked us to come on and get the table before the people who had reserved it would arrive. Big tips do work!
- I have to be at the exam hall in 10 minutes, please come on!
- We had asked her to come on the train ride with us, so she obliged.
- The builder said, “come on, we must hurry” to his project manage when he was visiting the site.
- “Sir, please come on this way’, the usher said to me in the theatre.
- Come on, you are delaying me too!
- I ask my children to come on when they sit for food every day.
- The case from the trial came on way too early. This is good for our judiciary system.
- The person who tried to come on her on New Year’s Eve was caught on the very next day.
- Come on, I want to watch the movie today!
- Come on, I have only few minutes before I must go.
The phrase is also a verb which is used in its literal sense. Although it is only a speculation, it has originated in the 13th century.
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