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Russian translation of “play for time”

play for time

UK
to try to make something happen more slowly because you want more time or because you do not want it to happen
тянуть время
Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of play for time from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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