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play possum

to ​pretend to be ​dead or ​sleeping so that someone will not ​annoy or ​attack you: I don't ​think he's really ​asleep. He's ​playingpossum.

play possum

informal to ​pretend to be ​dead to ​avoid being ​attacked, or to be ​asleep so that no one ​talks to you
(Definition of play possum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play possum”
in Chinese (Simplified) 装死或装睡…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝死或裝睡…
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