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foot·sie also foot·sy (fo͝ot′sē)
n. Informal Idiom:
The act of flirting in which one secretly touches the feet of another with one's own, as under a table.
1. To flirt with someone by secretly touching the feet with one's own.
2. To cooperate or curry favor in a sly or devious way.
[From diminutive of foot
informal flirtation involving the touching together of feet, knees, etc (esp in the phrase play footsie)
foot•sie (ˈfʊt si)
Sometimes, footsies. the act of flirting or sharing a surreptitious intimacy. Idioms:
play footsie(s) with,
a. to flirt with, esp. by furtively touching someone's foot or leg.
b. to engage in clandestine or illicit relations with.
footsie [ˈfʊtsi] n
to play footsie with sb → faire du pied à qn
foot soldier n
→ fantassin m
n (Fin inf) → Footsie(-Index) m (inf), → Financial-Times-100-Index m
footsie [ˈfʊtsɪ] n
) to play footsie with sb
→ fare piedino a qn
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The fact that Mufti Sayeed is praising the NDA and criticising the Congress means he's accepted that his efforts to play footsie with
the Congress failed," Abdullah tweeted.
There's Asha's sexually liberated elder sister (somebody please tell her it's not OK to play footsie with
your sister's boyfriend), there's a blind granddad (an ex-army guy walking with a loaded rifle), her naughty seven-year-old niece who plays games that are inappropriate for her age (somebody please tell her it's not OK to cart around a fake pregnant belly) and a brother who's openly racist towards his Pakistani neighbours.
Yet Salmond can play footsie with
an Australian and an American with billions of pounds at stake and suffer no consequences.
This election is a time for voters to choose, not a time for politicians to play footsie with