hit on


verb (tr, preposition)

to strike
Also: hit upon to discover unexpectedly or guess correctly
US and Canadian slang to make sexual advances to (a person)

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Idioms and Phrases with hit on

hit on

1

Also, hit upon. Discover, happen to find, as in I've hit upon a solution to this problem. [c. 1700]

2

Make sexual advances to someone, especially unwanted ones, as in You can't go into that bar without being hit on. [Slang; mid-1900s]

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