hit on

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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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