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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 romantic relationship: Why won't you call him back? Are you playing hard to get?
Translations of “play hard to get”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指戀愛之初)故作冷淡, 裝出矜持之態…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指恋爱之初)故作冷淡, 装出矜持之态…
(Definition of play hard to get from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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