Meaning of “play politics” in the English Dictionary

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"play politics" in British English

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play politics

to use a situation or the relationships between people for your own advantage:

He accused councillors of playing politics with children's education.

(Definition of “play politics” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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