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Meaning of “play hard to get” in the English Dictionary

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play hard to get

to ​pretend that you are less ​interested in someone than you really are as a way of making them more ​interested in you, ​especially at the ​start of a ​romanticrelationship: Why won't you ​call him back? Are you ​playing hard to get?
(Definition of play hard to get from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play hard to get”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指恋爱之初)故作冷淡, 装出矜持之态…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指戀愛之初)故作冷淡, 裝出矜持之態…
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