Someone told me that Americans use "it goes on you" instead of "it suits you." But I couldn't find the answer on internet. Is it really common to use it or not?

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    As an American, I've never heard this usage. Are you sure that the phrase isn't "it grows on you", used to refer to something that seems unpleasant at first but becomes more appealing with increased exposure? – Doug Warren Nov 14 '16 at 18:06
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    Sb told you wrong. You can say That tie goes with your shirt, but it's not idiomatic to use go on its own in the the same way as That dress suits you (or more dated/formal It becomes you). – FumbleFingers Nov 14 '16 at 18:07
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on the false premise that the cited usage has any currency among native speakers. – FumbleFingers Nov 14 '16 at 18:08
  • @DougWarren Yes I'm sure . So its wrong. – Yazdan Samiei Poor Nov 14 '16 at 18:08
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    @FumbleFingers You are not because we English learners do not have any other source to reach some of our answers. if you are doing that I'm so sorry for whole this group – Yazdan Samiei Poor Nov 14 '16 at 18:12

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