play games
phrasal to try to hide the truth from someone by deceptive means

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • play games — phrasal : to try to hide the truth from someone by deceptive means * * * play games phrase to behave in a silly way by not saying what you really think or by not being serious enough Stop playing games and tell him what you really feel. Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • play games — deceive people, not be sincere, mind games    He s been playing games with us. We can t believe what he says …   English idioms

  • play games — verb To deceive, to lie about ones intentions Stop playing games with me and tell me the truth …   Wiktionary

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  • play games — to deceive someone about what you intend to do. I don t think they ever really intended to buy the software. They were just playing games with us. (often + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • play games — to behave in a silly way by not saying what you really think or by not being serious enough Stop playing games and tell him what you really feel …   English dictionary

  • play games with — To amuse oneself by causing inconvenience to (someone) • • • Main Entry: ↑game …   Useful english dictionary

  • play games with someone —    If you are not completely honest, or behave in a way that is insincere, evasive or intentionally misleading, you are playing games with someone.     Look, stop playing games with us. Just tell us if you re interested in the project or not …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Games for Windows — is a gaming platform and marketing campaign by Microsoft that dates back at least to 2005, and was revised in 2006. Games for the platform must meet certification standards similar to those of modern popular video game consoles. The campaign aims …   Wikipedia

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