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The act of touching or rubbing someone else's foot or ankle with one's own under a table, typically to show sexual interest in that person. Becky must like you if she was playing footsies with you all night at dinner.

play footsie(s) (with someone)

1. To rub someone's foot or feet with one's own, usually in secret beneath a table as a means of flirting or indicating romantic or sexual interest. My friend's sister started playing footsie with me during dinner. I had no idea she was into me! Are you two playing footsies?
2. By extension, to become secretly involved with someone; to offer clandestine cooperation with someone to gain their favor. It's been revealed that the senator has been playing footsie with major corporations to bypass federal regulations and bureaucratic red tape.
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Honda makes much of the fact that the 42-inch seat pitch means the passengers don't have to play footsy on the floor between the seats.
Swayed by the stranger's verbal footsy, Miao agrees to a rendezvous at his darkened apartment, where he tells her he's Alex Kaplan.
Once on board, I would make my way to my favourite seat (the double one at the back of the carriage, so that I didn't have to sit opposite anyone or play footsy with a stranger's briefcase under the table), read my Western Mail, take a few swigs from my cardboard coffee cup, and fall asleep until Reading.
The tale is subtitled A Story Of Cancer And Love, which doesn't mean Hunter stops cursing his cancer, eventually taking it for early-evening cocktails, followed by a candlelit dinner and footsy under the table.
You don't want to believe that reporters from big newspapers were playing footsy with prosecutors who had become persecutors.
RICH: What I find equally appalling are these enhancement deals - you've written very well about this, Bob - in which the nonprofit theatre is playing footsy with commercial theatre.
If so, would the US play footsy with the generals as in Pakistan and Egypt?
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As early as 1907, major theater owners such as Abe Erlanger, widely known as "dishonest Abe," tried to play footsy with the original William Morris, sneaking him a cut of box office receipts if he would offer up his clients at reduced rates.
Former beauty queen Susan Robertson left husband Laurence, 49, after she spotted him playing footsy with a young blonde riding instructor.