play the angles

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To seek ways to advance one's self-interest, especially by making choices in a calculating or crafty manner; to scheme.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to allow for angular movements of the object caused by bounces, rebounds, ricochets, etc. or to carefully guard the corners of the goal, net, or other scoring target.
play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to seek scoring opportunities by advancing on or shooting at the scoring target in an angular manner across the field of play.
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