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"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults
Be overly insistent or forward, as in
I promise to think over your proposal, but don't push it
. This idiom uses
in the sense of “force some activity or issue.”
First half of 1800s
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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