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play second fiddle

verb

  • to be in a supporting role, not a leading one.
                                                                                                                 

                                         

                                                                                  

    Citation from "Many Happy Returns", Eureka (TV), Season 1 Episode 3 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 12 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 12 2010.

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play the dozens

verb

  • To talk about someone in a negative fashion for laughs.
    I never play the dozens on no one.

    Last edited on Apr 23 2013. Submitted by Ms. N. on May 20 2005.

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play the field

verb

  • to date or have sex with multiple people.
                                                                                                     

    Citation from "Acid Queen", Reaper (TV), Season 1 Episode 13 (2008) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Apr 29 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 30 2010.

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play the purple oboe

verb

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play with a full deck

verb

  • to be sane/not unintelligent. usually used in the negative.
    He's not playing with a full deck.

    Last edited on May 20 2009. Submitted by Leah P. on May 20 2009.

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play with a full deck of cards

verb

  • to be at least mentally average. Used in the negative.
    Douglas is not playing with a full deck of cards.

    Last edited on Mar 29 2011. Submitted by tiffani from IL, USA on Nov 19 2001.

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play with fire

verb

  • to interact with something that could become dangerous or addictive.

    Last edited on Nov 29 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 29 2010.

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play with knives

verb

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