I was watching the movie "when harry met sally " and I had a trouble to understand this highlighted part of their conversation. Thank in advance.

Sally: Amanda is my friend.
Harry: So?
Sally: So you're going with her.
Harry: So?
Sally: So you're coming on to me!
Harry: No I wasn't. What?

(Sally is not impressed, jaw drops, wide eyes)

Harry: Can't a man say a woman is attractive without it being a come-on? Alright, alright, let's just say just for the sake of argument that it was a come-on. What do you want me to do about it? I take it back, ok? I take it back.
Sally: You can't take it back.
Harry: Why not?
Sally: Because it's already out there.

  • come-on: "countable noun - A come-on is a gesture or remark which someone, especially a woman, makes in order to encourage another person to make sexual advances to them." or "12. informal - anything that serves as a lure or enticement" – user3169 Dec 16 '17 at 0:44

The word come-on is the noun form of the phrasal verb come on. In this case, come on means "To show sexual or relational interest through words or sometimes actions." (source)

Basically, Sally interpreted Harry's words and actions as Harry taking sexual interest in her. Harry argues that he only meant it as a compliment, not as a sexual advance.

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