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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.
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North Wales AM Mark Isherwood has worked with both projects in recent years and has been thanked by them for "playing Cupid" and helping to make the merger happen.
He's single-handedly tackled the fashion-shy, taught us all how to cook, and has now turned his hand to playing Cupid. Is there anything this man can't do?
Bingle took to Twitter to defend Clarke after he received flak while playing cupid for teammate Steven Smith.
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Then I was in Boston, working on a dance, which is a trio for a man and a woman and me playing Cupid. Suddenly, I realized I was making a heterosexual pas de deux for the man and the woman.
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