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turn-on

(tûrn′ŏn′, -ôn′)
n. Slang
Something that causes pleasure or excitement: "The real turn-on ... is that he is a visionary as well as a scientist" (Village Voice).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turn-on - something causing excitement or stimulating interestturn-on - something causing excitement or stimulating interest
stimulant, stimulus, stimulation, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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Translations

turn-on

[ˈtɜːnɒn] N (= girl) → tía f buena; (= guy) → tío m bueno
I don't find those sorts of film a turn-on at alla mí esas películas no me ponen (cachondo) para nada
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Recent research conducted by us for Tepilo as part of our buyer barometer showed that buyers' biggest turn-ons are neat, well-kept gardens (48 per cent), cleanliness (43 per cent) and fresh internal paintwork and decor (43 per cent).
* Turn-ons: The staff meeting where the boss is doling out compliments.
House sellers looking to attract a buyer may want to consider installing granite kitchen surfaces, a wooden floor, a wood burning stove, a roll-top bath as these were listed as being among the biggest turn-ons.