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on the make:

1. Cruising; actively seeking sexual partners; looking for sex or a sexual relationship ; offering sexual pleasure.
SEE ALSO: on-the-snake .

QUOTE: Bob Weston (Tony Curtis) to psychologist Helen Gurley Brown (Natalie Wood) in Sex and the Single Girl (1964): ' She'd hit the ceiling if she thought you and me were sitting here alone. You know what she'd figure? She'd figure a broad as pretty as you as got to be on the make .'

2. In Australia since 1925 and Britain since 1943, to be engaged in winning someone's affection .

3. Intent on profit; aspiring; ambitious; trying to succeed financially or socially.

See Also: amatory pleasures, tropophobia

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