put the make on

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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

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