1 play up Rate this phrase:(5.00 / 1 vote)
To make or attempt to make something appear more important, likely or obvious; to showcase or highlight.

For the audition, Nicole will play up her skill as a pianist by playing Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach.

2 play up Rate this phrase:(4.50 / 4 votes)
To misbehave.

Children who do not receive enough attention may begin to play up.

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