play footsie


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play footsie

  (informal)
to secretly touch someone's feet under a table with your feet, in order to show that you are sexually attracted to them (usually in continuous tenses) I think they were playing footsie in the meeting!
See also: footsie, play

play footsie

1. Behave coyly, flirt with, especially secretly. For example, Get to the point, there's no need to play footsie with us. This expression alludes to two persons surreptitiously rubbing each other's feet together. [1940s]
2. Cooperate or curry favor with in a sly or secret way, as in The mayor's been playing footsie with various neighborhood councils. [Mid-1900s]
See also: footsie, play

play footsie

1. To flirt with someone by secretly touching the feet with one's own.
2. To cooperate or curry favor in a sly or devious way.
See also: footsie, play
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