footsy


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footsie(s)

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 (with someone)

1. Literally, 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!
2. 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.
See also: footsie, play
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Out there, things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
In his manifesto, Kaczynski used expressions common to a person who was a young adult in the 1960s--"Holy Robots," "working stiff," and "playing footsy.
The dancers capered through courtly routines to a baroque soundtrack, the formality interrupted by manic sessions of footsy or swift, ungainly groping, expressive of simmering passion masked by a bashful exterior.
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All eyes were on Senator Larry Craig of Idaho, whose restroom footsy incident cost him his seat in the Senate, but every joke has already been taken.
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.