English version

make a play for somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake a play for somebodymake a play for somebodyto try to begin a romantic or sexual relationship with someone It’s obvious he was making a play for her. play
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make a play for somebodyLeft alone for a few minutes on Vik's birthday, Karen makes a play for Steve.Kramer wondered if she was worth making a play for.Surely only the most decadent of aristocrats would make a play for another woman while his wife was in the same room.
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