Found 96 phrases starting with PL:


place in the sunUsed other than as an idiom: see place, in the sun.Rate it:
place in the sunA favorable position.Rate it:
place in the sunRecognition, fame.Rate it:
plain as a pikestaffExtremely clear and plain to see.Rate it:
plain as the nose on one's faceExtremely clear and plain to see.Rate it:
plain sailingeasy progressRate it:
plan onTo expect; to prepare future actions based on.Rate it:
plant the seedsTo start something in motion; to begin an idea; to catalyze an action.Rate it:
plant your feet firmly on the ground!Assume a firm stand, become resolute, reject intimidation.Rate it:
play alongTo take part in a charade, deception, or practical joke.Rate it:
play aroundTo behave in a silly, or childish, or irresponsible way.Rate it:
play aroundTo work with in a non-serious manner.Rate it:
play aroundTo engage in sexual practices outside of marriage.Rate it:
play backTo replay a recording.Rate it:
play ballAn expression used at the beginning of a game of baseball.Rate it:
play ballTo start anything tumultuous.Rate it:
play ballTo work together; to cooperate.Rate it:
play both sides against the middleTo manipulate opponents or competitors in a manner which benefits the manipulator.Rate it:
play by earTo play guided by one's memory of the sound, rather than from a written score.Rate it:
play by earTo do by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.Rate it:
play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:
play dumbTo pretend to be mute.Rate it:
play dumbTo pretend to be slow-witted or lacking in specific knowledge, usually in order to avoid responsibility or to gain some advantage.Rate it:
play fast and looseTo be recklessly inaccurate, inappropriate, or otherwise ignoring guidelines and conventions.Rate it:
play fast and looseTo ignore proper behavior or social conventions, especially when it suits ones purpose.Rate it:
play first fiddleTo play a leading role.Rate it:
play for loveTo play a game of cards without stakes.Rate it:
play for timeTo delay a situation until one is prepared.Rate it:
play gamesTo deceive, to lie about one's intentions.Rate it:
play gooseberryto serve as a chaperonRate it:
play hardballTo act rough and ruthless, especially in politics or business.Rate it:
play hardballTo use every means possible to achieve a goal, especially in disregarding the harm caused.Rate it:
play hob withmess with, cause trouble forRate it:
play hookeyTo be absent without permission, especially from school.Rate it:
play hookyTo miss school, work, or other duties without permission or an excuse.Rate it:
play it by earTo do something by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.Rate it:
play it by earTo play a song according to how it sounds, rather than from a written score.Rate it:
play it coolto act coolRate it:
play it safeTo take a cautious, risk-free approach.Rate it:
play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:
play old harryTo play the devil; to make mischief.Rate it:
play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:
play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.Rate it:
play one's cards rightTo act sensibly; to make the right moves.Rate it:
play possumTo dissemble or to feign ignorance; to disguise or conceal something in order to deceive.Rate it:
play possumTo feign death; to remain quiet and still to escape attention or remain undetected; to lay low.Rate it:
play possumTo feign sleep, illness, etc.Rate it:
play second fiddleTo play a subsidiary or subordinate role to someone or something else.Rate it:
play silly buggersTo act in a stupid or reckless manner.Rate it:
play someone like a fiddleSkilfully.Rate it:

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