be playing at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “be playing at sth” in the English Dictionary

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be playing at sth

UK If you ​ask what someone is ​playing at, you are ​angry because they are doing something ​stupid: What on ​earth/the ​hell were you ​playing at? - You could have got us all ​killed!
(Definition of be playing at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be playing at sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 乱搞,瞎弄…
in Turkish laf olsun diye yapmak, eğlenmek…
in Russian вести игру…
in Chinese (Traditional) 亂搞,瞎弄…
in Polish wyprawiać coś…
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