play games

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To deceive, to lie about one's intentions.
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"Accusing Governor Carey of playing games with taxpayers in his $12.7 billion budget, the Senate majority leader, Warren M. Anderson of Binghamton, said today that it would face rough sledding, in the Republican led State Senate." - New York Times, 1979.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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