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play itself out

phrasal verb with play uk   us   /pleɪ/ verb
If a situation plays itself out, it develops until nothing more can happen and it is no longer very important: We were forced to stand back and let the crisis play itself out.
Translations of “play itself out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 耗盡, 逐漸式微, 逐漸減弱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 耗尽, 逐渐式微, 逐渐减弱…
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