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play for time

to delay until you are ready: We can't sign the agreement yet - we'll have to play for time.
Translations of “play for time”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拖延時間…
in Russian тянуть время…
in Turkish ağırdan almak, işi yavaşlatmak, gönülsüz yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拖延时间…
in Polish grać na czas…
(Definition of play for time from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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