play hard to get
Pretend to be inaccessible or uninterested; act coy, especially with the opposite sex. For example, I know he has no appointments tomorrow; he's just playing hard to get, or Nicole is very popular, perhaps because she plays hard to get. [Mid-1900s]
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I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
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But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.