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plays downminimisesRate it:

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second bananaA comedian who plays a secondary or supporting role, especially as straight man and traditionally in vaudeville or burlesque theatre.Rate it:

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second stringIn sports, a unit of players that plays behind the first string.Rate it:

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actor primarum (secundarum, tertiarum) partiumthe actor who plays the leading part.Rate it:

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Couch PotatoA person who loves spending time in front of a screen watching dramas, movies or playsRate it:

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creature featureA horror film in which one or more monsters plays a prominent role.Rate it:

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elle fait la sainte nitoucheShe plays the innocent; She looks as if butter would not melt in her mouth; She looks very demure.Rate it:

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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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free-for-allDeathmatch, sometimes specifically one in which every player plays against each other.Rate it:

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il conduit bien sa barque(fig.) He plays his cards well.Rate it:

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il jette son argent par les fenêtresHe plays ducks and drakes with his money.Rate it:

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il joue au plus sûrHe plays a safe game.Rate it:

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one-man bandA musician who plays several musical instruments at once.Rate it:

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sleeping partnerA sleeping partner is a partner who has invested capital in a firm but plays no part in its management.Rate it:

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spear carrierOne who plays a leading or substantial role as a supporter, proponent, etc. representing a group, cause, or point of view.Rate it:

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straight manA member of a team of comic performers who plays a supporting role by helping to set up jokes and punch lines through engaging in preparatory dialog with the principal comedian; a foil who plays such a role in theatrical comedy.Rate it:

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third stringA unit of players that plays behind the first and second strings; a junior varsity team.Rate it:

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un acteur qui brûle les planchesAn actor who plays with spirit, “go.”Rate it:

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whoops, there go my trousersa genre of farcical theatre playsRate it:

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