English version

be a gooseberry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a gooseberrybe a gooseberry (also play gooseberry British English) informalWITH to be with two people who are having a romantic relationship and who want to be alone together gooseberry
Examples from the Corpus
be a gooseberryOther new season good fruit buys are gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants.
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