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come on

This page is about the conversational phrase come on

Meaning

You can say this if you're comforting someone who's sad or afraid.

For example

  • "I really loved him, Mum."
    "Come on, love. You'll find another boyfriend. You'll see."

  • "I'm scared, Daddy."
    "Come on, sweetie. It's only a storm. It'll be over soon."

Note:
"Come on" has many meanings. For some, it's said loudly or impatiently, but in this case it's always said softly and gently.

Quick Quiz

My son was sad after losing his dog, so I said, "Come on," and

a. gave him a hug

b. gave him a smack

c. gave him a high-five

Contributor: Matt Errey