cozy up

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cozy up

Try to get on friendly or intimate terms, ingratiate oneself. For example, That new woman is always cozying up to one or another club member so she'll be asked to join. [Mid-1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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