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cynosure said:

hello sir,
what is meant by ''bring it on''?
thanks

Welcome to the forum. As I understand it, ''bring it on'' is in the nature of a challenge. It is as if to say, "I know what you are up to, and I am prepared for what you intend to do." It's a warning.

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Perhaps this is what you were talking about.

There are some who feel like that conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is: Bring them on. We have the force necessary to deal with the situation." --President George Bush

Here is another instance of the usage of that phrase, perhaps with a slightly different meaning.

"Rough road behind. Rough road ahead. Bring it on. ...[T]he prize we seek, at this time in history, is a way of life. It's called freedom, liberty. Freedom is worth whatever it takes." --Gen. Tommy Franks
 

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It can also mean, as a phrasal verb, to cause soomething to happen or increase- the cold weather briought his cold on. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
It can also mean, as a phrasal verb, to cause soomething to happen or increase- the cold weather briought his cold on. ;-)

That is true, but his question brought to mind the recent comment by the President that made the news. I thought that was what he was talking about.

Your definition is certainly worth noting.

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Bring it on!!
 
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