What does the expression "to shine someone on" mean?

dan solo
Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2019 08:37 am
to shine someone on, as used in Terminator 2 by John Connor (Edward Furlong) he goes on to say that "it's hasta la vista, baby", which in a literal translation says "until the view, baby" and more loosely means "until i see you again", baby. So what he's getting at is this: to give someone the impression that you're attracted or into them, but they will have to wait and see, you say "Hasta la vista, baby". So, by using the spanish farewell in a conversation in English he's acting cool, like. Right? Thus, he is "shining" them on.

So a similar thing would be to string someone along or to lead them on.
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Reply Mon 1 Apr, 2019 04:31 am
I think is to avoid someone.
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Jack Raff
Reply Sun 25 Jun, 2023 11:32 pm
The overall attitude of someone that shines you on is to appear to be interested in order to pacify you.
The intention is the hope that in doing so that will keep you off their back. Feign agreement when not really agreeing.
Feign being friendly when not really being a friend.
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Frank Apisa
Reply Mon 26 Jun, 2023 02:22 am
Holy moley!

Saw this in my feed and thought that Kicky was back.

Oh, well!

Hope he is enjoying Florida.
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Reply Mon 26 Jun, 2023 10:56 am
I always thought it meant to "champion" someone's talents or efforts.
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bobsal u1553115
Reply Wed 28 Jun, 2023 07:49 pm
"Hey, I'll have your money on Tuesday. Had it yesterday, but I couldn't find you!"
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Reply Wed 28 Jun, 2023 09:10 pm
If you shine someone on, you are getting rid of them as quickly as possible.
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