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


"be playing at sth" in English

See all translations

be playing at sth


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)