play hard to get

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Definition of play hard to get

: to pretend that one is not interested in having a romantic or sexual relationship with someone in order to make that person more attracted to one

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“Play hard to get.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20hard%20to%20get. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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