Definition of play Cupid in English:

play Cupid

phrase

Roman Mythology
  • Try to initiate a romantic relationship between two people.

    ‘are you sure you want to play Cupid with these two?’
    • ‘Another of her tasks is to play Cupid during the mating season.’
    • ‘They try to play cupid to bring their friends together, and in the process, they fall in love.’
    • ‘It's a bit rich that you're the one to play cupid when your own love life seems to be non-existent.’
    • ‘They would never admit to anyone that they had played Cupid, but they were satisfied knowing that the two were good together.’
    • ‘He knew when Mary found out she might be furious but like he said it was time someone played cupid.’
    • ‘Are you sure you want to be playing Cupid with those two?’