English version

make a play for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake a play for somethingmake a play for somethingTRY TO DO OR GET somethingto make an attempt to gain something He made a play for the leadership last year. play
Examples from the Corpus
make a play for somethingLeft 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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