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play Cupid

To attempt to arrange for two people to begin a romantic relationship together. An allusion to Cupid, the Roman god of love, who, according to legend and popular culture, could make someone fall in love with the next person they see by hitting them with a magical arrow. My wife is obsessed with playing Cupid for her younger sister, always trying to set her up with men that we know.
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play ˈCupid

try to start a romantic relationship between two people: Martha was busy playing Cupid as usual, trying to get me to go out with her cousin Terry.
Cupid is the Roman god of love, shown as a baby boy with wings, carrying a bow and arrow.
See also: play
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