flirt without having to do it

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Here's a Greek bartender giving some advice:
...To relieve stress after work, go to the after-hours bar of your town for a last Guinness and flirt without having to do it.

I'm not sure of the meaning of this expression. I guess he's saying that you can flirt, if you feel like it... What do you think?


  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    As far as I can tell, this means "You can flirt with somebody without actually leaving the bar and having sex with that person."


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    British English (Sussex)
    You have given no context, so this is hard. If the bartender is giving advice to fellow-bartenders, I think it's likely he means that to relax you should go for a drink in another bar and flirt with whoever you want, and only if you want to. (It seems to me that he's saying a bartender is obliged to flirt with clients while he's working - it's part of the job.)
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