make a play

make a play (for someone)

to attempt to attract the romantic interest of someone. Ann made a play for Bill, but he wasn't interested in her. I knew he liked me, but I never thought he'd make a play.
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A's right fielder Terrence Long reached the warning track in time to make a play on the ball, but he dropped it for an error.