One of the hardest things to do it to hide what you mean to say and only say enough for the reader to guess what you meant, and to connect the dots. We tend to over-explain in the fear that the readers won't get us.
Readers are smart. They read to tickle their intellect, and they delight in uncovering the secrets you plant.
So write out what you want to say, then think about how to hide it and rewrite it.
A good example (and I broke it down in detail in this Patreon WRITING CLASS post) is using cross talk in dialogue. Basically, have your characters say the opposite of what they mean, or the unrelated to what they mean.
So, instead of the literal dialogue on-the-nose:
Girl: Do you want to have sex?
Boy: You want to have sex.
Girl: Yes, I want to have sex.
You do cross talk, as they did in movie Brassed Off:
Girl: Do you want to come up for coffee?
Boy: I don't drink coffee.
Girl: I haven't got any.
Neat, right? Now go try it and make your writing THAT MUCH BETTER.