put the make on

put the make on (one)

To make sexual advances on or propositions to one; to try to have sex with one. John got a bit too drunk and started putting the make on me, so I had to leave the party. I think that woman is putting the make on your husband!
See also: make, on, put
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put the make on someone

 and put the moves on someone; put the hard word on someone
Sl. to attempt to seduce or proposition someone. I think he was beginning to put the make on me. I'm glad I left. James tried to put the hard word on Martha. Are you putting the moves on me?
See also: make, on, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put the make on

Make sexual advances to, as in He's always putting the make on his wife's friends. This slangy expression, dating from the second half of the 1900s, uses make in the sense of "sexual overtures."
See also: make, on, put
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

put the make on

make sexual advances to. North American informal
1993 Anne River Siddons Hill Towns Put the make on you, did she, Joe? I should have warned you. Past a certain blood alcohol level Yolie gets snuggly.
See also: make, on, put
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