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pay court to somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpay court to somebodypay court to somebodyATTENTION old-fashioned to give someone a lot of attention to try and make them like you court
Examples from the Corpus
pay court to somebodyElton had paid court to Miss Smith for a month, but had made no progress.
pay court (to somebody)pay court (to somebody)old-fashioned to treat someone, especially a woman, carefully and with respect, so that they will like you or help you pay
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