Expresiones y frases - Verbo 'To play'

Idioms - Verb 'To play'

to play a waiting game dejar pasar el tiempo
to play ball cooperar
to play by ear tocar de oído
to play cat and mouse jugar al gato y al ratón
to play dirty jugar sucio
to play footsie acariciar con el pie
  • The doctors are playing a waiting game and my husband is getting worse!
  • Everybody's willing to play ball for the good of the company.
  • My son's a genius! He can play Beethoven by ear!
  • The serial killer sends letters to the police, as if he were playing cat and mouse.
  • I don't like playing with Stan, he plays dirty.
  • We were having dinner at this fancy restaurant and Susan started to play footsie with me!
to play games ugar, engañar
to play hard to get hacerse el/la difícil
to play hooky hacerse la rabona, faltar a clase
to play into someone's game seguirle el juego a alguien
to play it cool hacer como si nada
to play it safe ir a lo seguro
to play one's cards close to one's chest no soltar prenda
  • Rob never loved Kelly, he was just playing games with her.
  • Don't give yourself to him so easily! You have to play hard to get!
  • Chris and I played hooky today and went to play video games.
  • If we want to know what he's up to, we'll have to play into his game.
  • When other kids made fun of me at school I just played it cool.
  • Your previous essay was great but in this one you're just playing it safe.
  • All we can do is wait and see what they do because they'll play their cards colse to their chest.
to play one's cards right hacer una buena jugada
to play possum hacerse el dormido
to play second fiddle to someone desempeñar un papel secundario
to play the field tantear el terreno
to play the fool hacer el tonto
to play to the gallery jugar para la galería
to play with fire jugar con fuego
  • If you play your cards right, you'll win the next presidential election.
  • A pregnant woman got on the bus and everybody played possum not to give her a seat.
  • Ken thinks he's the boss at the office but he just plays second fiddle to Mr. Peters.
  • Kate played the field for some time before she got married.
  • Melissa, stop playing the fool and start doing your homework!
  • If you want to sell your product, you'll have to play to the gallery.
  • The judge is playing with fire trying to stop drug dealers.