try it on

idiom

Definition of try it on 

British, informal

1 : to behave badly so that someone becomes annoyed or angry often + with Don't take any notice of him—he's only trying it on with you.

2 : to try to start a sexual relationship with someone often + with He tried it on with a girl at the pub.

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