pay court to

pay court to
pay court to
To woo or flatter
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Main Entry:court

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I
pay flattering attention to someone in order to win favor
II
see court

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pay court to
formal + old-fashioned : to give a lot of attention to (someone) in order to get approval, affection, etc.

He does not approve of the young man who has been paying court to his daughter. [=who has been courting his daughter]

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Main Entry:court
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pay court to — see court, 1
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Main Entry:pay

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pay court to — ► pay court to pay flattering attention to. Main Entry: ↑court …   English terms dictionary

  • pay court to — pay flattering attention to. → court …   English new terms dictionary

  • pay court to — {v. phr.} To woo; to shower with attention. * /He had been paying court to her for three long years before he worked up the courage to ask her to marry him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay court to — {v. phr.} To woo; to shower with attention. * /He had been paying court to her for three long years before he worked up the courage to ask her to marry him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay\ court\ to — v. phr. To woo; to shower with attention. He had been paying court to her for three long years before he worked up the courage to ask her to marry him …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pay court — discover a liking, discover fondness; romance, make a romantic approach …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pay court to someone — literary phrase to try to make someone like you by showing them how much you admire or love them Thesaurus: to start a romantic or sexual relationshipsynonym Main entry: pay …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay court to somebody — pay ˈcourt to sb idiom (old fashioned) to treat sb with great respect in order to gain favour with them Main entry: ↑payidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay court to someone — literary to try to make someone like you by showing them how much you admire or love them …   English dictionary

  • court — [n1] yard, garden of building cloister, close, compass, courtyard, curtilage, enclosure, forum, patio, piazza, plaza, quad, quadrangle, square, street; concepts 509,513 court [n2] ruler’s attendants castle, cortege, entourage, hall, lords and… …   New thesaurus

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