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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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Even Turkey and Qatar, which played footsie
too long with the militants, realize the extremist group must be defeated.
And after she played footsie
with him under the table and wrote a graphic letter that would shock Fifty Shades Of Grey author EL James, she makes a move on Mas in just a towel.
The magic of Venus has been a major factor this week, as it has played footsie
with the bubbly duo of Jupiter and Uranus.
But yesterday, the pair cuddled, played footsie
and tickled each other's hands.
Couples in the German-speaking part of Switzerland are advised not to tell people they played footsie
under the table.