Meaning of “flirt with something” in the English Dictionary

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"flirt with something" in American English

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flirt with something

phrasal verb with flirt us /flɜrt/ verb [ I ]

to consider an idea or action briefly without being serious about it:

At one time he flirted with the idea of running for president, but nothing came of it.

(Definition of “flirt with something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)