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Meaning of “play for time” in the English Dictionary

"play for time" in British English

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play for time

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