footsie


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foot·sie

also foot·sy  (fo͝ot′sē)
n. Informal
The act of flirting in which one secretly touches the feet of another with one's own, as under a table.
Idiom:
play footsie
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.]

footsie

(ˈfʊtsɪ)
n
informal flirtation involving the touching together of feet, knees, etc (esp in the phrase play footsie)

Footsie

(ˈfʊtsɪ)
n
(Stock Exchange) an informal name for Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index

foot•sie

(ˈfʊt si)

n. Informal.
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.
[1930–35]
Translations

footsie

[ˈfʊtsɪ] N to play footsie withacariciar con el pie a

footsie

[ˈfʊtsi] n
to play footsie with sb → faire du pied à qnfoot soldier nfantassin m

Footsie

n (Fin inf) → Footsie(-Index) m (inf), → Financial-Times-100-Index m

footsie

n (inf) to play footsie with somebodymit jdm füßeln

footsie

[ˈfʊtsɪ] n (fam) to play footsie with sbfare piedino a qn
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Predictably, the biggest single day percentage fall during the year was on September 11 itself, when the Footsie shed 5.
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The winner will receive the "coveted" Footsie Award, consisting of one of Toe-Food's life size chocolate feet along with attached instructions to "open mouth and insert.
The biggest Footsie risers were Aggreko, up 70p at 1497p, GlaxoSmithKline, ahead 40.
But microchip maker Arm Holdings continued to benefit from strong Intel sales figures, topping the Footsie risers board with shares up 5.
The Footsie has plummeted 21 per cent over the week - wiping more than pounds 250 billion off the value of top-flight stocks in the process.