Phrases.net »

Phrases related to: play

Yee yee! We've found 239 phrases and idioms matching play.

à vous le déIt is your turn to play (at dice). [See Avoir.]Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
absent le chat, les souris dansentwhen the cat's away the mice will playRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
act as tourch bearerWhen someone play significant role in others lifeRate it:

(4.00 / 1 vote)
act outTo go through the process of a scene from a play, a charade or a pointless exercise.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
airmailTo throw the ball well over a fielder's head where that fielder is unable to make a play on the ball.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
all the world's a stagePeople have roles to play in life just as actors do in the theatre.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
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:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
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:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ante upTo pay a fee necessary to play a game, typically a card gameRate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
bug outMiss school, play truant, play hooky.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bunk offTo play truant.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to comeLet all past wrongs be forgotten, with a resumption of cordial relations.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
child's playSomething particularly simple or easy.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
close of playThe end of a day's playRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
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:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
close of playThe end of the working dayRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
come stàAn instruction to play without improvised ornamentation or rhythmic alteration.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
crack-upOne can 'crack-up' emotionally with laughter or tears as a result of an observation, a joke, a story, a scene, a sequence in a movie, opera, stage play or animal, baby or children;s antics:Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
curtain-raiserIn a theater, an initial play, musical performance, etc which precedes the main performance.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
deadNot in play.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
docere aliquem fidibusto teach some one to play a stringed instrument.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
draw stumpsTo declare an end to the days play, and remove the bails and sometimes the stumps.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
effeuiller la margueriteTo play "she loves me, she loves me not".Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fabula, ludus scaenicusthe piece; the play.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fabulam agereto act a play (said of the actors).Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fabulam dareto produce a play (of the writer).Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fabulam edereto bring out a play, put it on the stage (used of the man who finds the money).Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fabulam exigere (Ter. Andr. Pol.)to hiss a play.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fair playGood behavior, following the rulesRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
faire les cent coupsTo amuse oneself noisily; To play all sorts of tricks.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
faire l’école buissonnièreTo play truant.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
faire l’homme d’importanceTo play the consequential; To give oneself airs; To be pompous.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
faire un tour d’écolierTo play a schoolboy trick.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fiddle awayTo play the fiddle idly.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fidibus canereto play on the lyre.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fidibus discere (De Sen. 8. 26)to learn to play a stringed instrument.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
first nightplay's openingRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
flood the zoneTo fill a relevant region of the field of play.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
follow suitTo play a card of the same suit as the previous or leading card.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fool aroundTo engage in adultery; to play around.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fourth wallThe imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fresh legsSomebody who has yet to play in a match, and therefore has plenty of energy.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
funny moneyPlay money.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
game outTo play games to such an excessive degree that one is unwilling to play more.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
game outTo run through scenarios to determine what will happen given certain decisions; to play out possibilities; to examine several ideas to come up with their likeliest end results.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
go play in the trafficTo go elsewhere and feel free to engage in risky behavior; get lost.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
go to batBe the individual or team that is currently batting; play offense.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
God does not play dice with the universeThe course of all events is predetermined.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
golf widowA woman who is deprived of her husband's time and attention due to his regular absence in order to play golf.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!