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play sb/sth off against sb/sth

phrasal verb with play uk   us   /pleɪ/ verb
to ​encourage one ​person or ​group to ​compete or ​argue with another, ​hoping to ​gain some ​advantage from this ​situation: Management ​policyseemed to be to ​play one ​department off against another.
(Definition of play sb/sth off against sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play sb/sth off against sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) (为渔利而)使相斗,挑拨离间…
in Chinese (Traditional) (為漁利而)使相鬥,挑撥離間…
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