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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.Rate it:

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bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to comeLet all past wrongs be forgotten, with a resumption of cordial relations.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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play it by earTo do something by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.Rate it:

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play the giddy goatto behave wildly, irresponsibly.Rate it:

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play upTo make or attempt to make something appear more important, likely or obvious; to showcase or highlight.Rate it:

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When the Cat's Away, the Mice will PlayWithout the presence of authority, people will do as they please even of breaking the rulesRate it:

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you can't win if you don't playUnless or until you don't play , you cannot win .Rate it:

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Play Cat and MouseTo make someone fool by playing tricks, to annoy or tease someoneRate it:

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play aroundTo behave in a silly, or childish, or irresponsible way.Rate it:

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turn about is fair playMy business partner came up to Me the week before Halloween to notify that he was leaving for two weeks in Florida 'cause is wife was tired.Rate it:

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play upTo misbehave.Rate it:

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child's playSomething particularly simple or easy.Rate it:

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play one's cards rightTo act sensibly; to make the right moves.Rate it:

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play alongTo take part in a charade, deception, or practical joke.Rate it:

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play aroundTo work with in a non-serious manner.Rate it:

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play aroundTo engage in sexual practices outside of marriage.Rate it:

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play by earTo play guided by one's memory of the sound, rather than from a written score.Rate it:

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play to winTo make a special, determined effort to achieve general success or a particular goal, in life, in one's career, in negotiation, etc.Rate it:

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play with fireCommit one's self to do something extraordinary, dangerous, illegal, actions taken, lacking good judgement.Rate it:

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two can play that gameThe tactics and/or strategies of an enemy can be used against him.Rate it:

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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..Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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play the race cardMark Fuhrman, Murder in Brentwood p.153.Rate it:

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play to winTo play in an especially competitive, committed manner, focused intently on winning.Rate it:

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against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:

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and don't play one on TVA term often used after a person claims to have no expertise in a topic of discussion, but still wants to contribute a comment.Rate it:

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close of playThe end of the working dayRate it:

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close of playThe end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)Rate it:

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close of playThe end of a day's playRate it:

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fair playGood behavior, following the rulesRate it:

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go play in the trafficTo go elsewhere and feel free to engage in risky behavior; get lost.Rate it:

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God does not play dice with the universeThe course of all events is predetermined.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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hold-up playA play where an attacker retains possession of the ball, while the teammates can move up the field.Rate it:

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horse playTo fool aroundRate it:

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if there's grass on the pitch, play ballOnce someone has grown pubic hair or started puberty, they are sexually accessible.Rate it:

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party and playMarked by the use of drugs and the absence of sexual inhibitions.Rate it:

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party and playUsed other than as an idiom: see party, play.Rate it:

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play a partto be involved in such a way to affect the outcome, to be a contributing factorRate it:

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play atTo do something in a manner that lacks seriousness, commitment, or professionalism.Rate it:

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

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play awayTo be sexually unfaithful out of one's homeRate it:

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play backTo replay a recording.Rate it:

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play ballTo work together; to cooperate.Rate it:

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play ballTo start anything tumultuous.Rate it:

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play ballAn expression used at the beginning of a game of baseball.Rate it:

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Play Both Ends Against the MiddleTo take advantage by causing two opposing groups stand against each other, dishonestly misusing two forces for the sake of attaining ones selfish purposeRate it:

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play both sides against the middleTo manipulate opponents or competitors in a manner which benefits the manipulator.Rate it:

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play by earTo do by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.Rate it:

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