pay court to

idiom

Definition of pay court to

formal + old-fashioned
: to give a lot of attention to (someone) in order to get approval, affection, etc. He does not approve of the young man who has been paying court to his daughter.

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“Pay court to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pay%20court%20to. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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