Play hard to get meaning

What does the saying 'Play hard to get' mean?

Idiom: Play hard to get

Meaning:

If someone plays hard to get, they pretend not to be interewsted or attracted by someone, usually to make the other person increase their efforts.

Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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