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play aroundTo behave in a silly, or childish, or irresponsible way.
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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.
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play upTo misbehave.
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play alongTo take part in a charade, deception, or practical joke.
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play aroundTo engage in sexual practices outside of marriage.
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child's playSomething particularly simple or easy.
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grandstand playA successful play or other manoeuvre during a sporting competition in which one or more players shows off unnecessarily in order to entertain or impress the spectators.
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play aroundTo work with in a non-serious manner.
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play ballAn expression used at the beginning of a game of baseball.
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play ballTo start anything tumultuous.
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play ballTo work together; to cooperate.
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play dumbTo pretend to be mute.
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play dumbTo pretend to be slow-witted or lacking in specific knowledge, usually in order to avoid responsibility or to gain some advantage.
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play gamesTo deceive, to lie about one's intentions.
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play hardballTo act rough and ruthless, especially in politics or business.
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play hardballTo use every means possible to achieve a goal, especially in disregarding the harm caused.
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play hookeyTo be absent without permission, especially from school.
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play hookyTo miss school, work, or other duties without permission or an excuse.
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play possumTo dissemble or to feign ignorance; to disguise or conceal something in order to deceive.
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play possumTo feign death; to remain quiet and still to escape attention or remain undetected; to lay low.
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play possumTo feign sleep, illness, etc.
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play upTo make or attempt to make something appear more important, likely or obvious; to showcase or highlight.
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play for loveTo play a game of cards without stakes.
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play it safeTo take a cautious, risk-free approach.
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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..
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play old harryTo play the devil; to make mischief.
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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.
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play second fiddleTo play a subsidiary or subordinate role to someone or something else.
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play silly buggersTo act in a stupid or reckless manner.
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play the fieldTo date more than one person at the same time.
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play the foolTo behave in a foolish or comical manner.
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play the poniesTo bet on horse racing.
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play with fireTo put oneself in a precarious situation with a high risk of getting harmed, particularly emotionally or financially.
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play fast and looseTo be recklessly inaccurate, inappropriate, or otherwise ignoring guidelines and conventions.
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play fast and looseTo ignore proper behavior or social conventions, especially when it suits ones purpose.
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play it by earTo do something by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.
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play it by earTo play a song according to how it sounds, rather than from a written score.
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play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.
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play one's cards rightTo act sensibly; to make the right moves.
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play someone like a fiddleSkilfully.
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play the race cardDonald A. Carson, Love in Hard Places p.94.
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play the race cardMark Fuhrman, Murder in Brentwood p.153.
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play the race cardTo assert that race or racism is responsible for a course of events, especially when race is not of particular significance to the issue in question; to attempt to inspire a particular reaction by raising the issue of race.
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play the same tapeTo repeat exactly what one previously said or did.
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play to the galleryTo appeal to the least sophisticated parts of an audience in order to obtain maximum approval.
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turnabout is fair playIt is allowable to retaliate against an enemy's dirty tricks by using the same ones against him.
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two can play that gameThe tactics and/or strategies of an enemy can be used against him.
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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.
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when the cat's away the mice will playIn the absence of a controlling entity, subordinates will take advantage of circumstances.
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horse aroundTo play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence.
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