play at

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To do something in a manner that lacks seriousness, commitment, or professionalism.
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In my opinion, John only plays at being an author. He hasn't sold more than two magazine articles in as many months.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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play atTo pretend to be a different person while playing a game.
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