To pop the question

Also found in: Idioms.
to make an offer of marriage to a lady.
- Dickens.

See also: Pop

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Scotland fanatic Joseph Smith, from Missouri, got down on one knee to pop the question to Amber Franz.
While one commented: "Congratulations to you both I knew @jakehall was going to pop the question! @missebeqiri I'm so so happy for you beautiful."
The 27-year-old pulled off a very public proposal for his lady love of six years as he went down on one knee in a jam-packed cinema hall in Melbourne to pop the question and she said yes.
Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre manager, Ellen Richards, said: "Whether you area passionate boater or just passionate, we think Standedge Tunnel offers a unique opportunity to pop the question to your loved one.
The man of mystery with the strange accent plucks up the courage to ask Ron to be his wife and even has Dot's old engagement ring ready to pop the question. Aah, bless 'im.
Jonny, 24, a leisure assistant at Hadrian Leisure in Wallsend, said: "It's two years since our rst date and I thought it was the right time and place to pop the question.
As if making it known to public was not announcing the certainty of marriage, the pop singer had already been telling to her friends that her boyfriend is soon to pop the question and she would undauntedly give that sweet "yes" to him.
Sam Sheppard was so disappointed by her boyfriend's attempt to ask her to be his wife, she has launched her own business advising men on how to pop the question.
Bashful men get help on how to pop the question IRISHMEN are becoming more romantic than ever when it comes to proposing marriage.
It's a lovely story for the local couple - some of our staff even had tears in their eyes when Chris appeared on screen to pop the question."
ROMANTIC girlfriends who plan to pop the question to their loved one on February 29 are being encouraged to hold their weddings in Northumberland.