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Meaning of “be playing at sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

be playing at sth

UK phrasal verb with play     /pleɪ/ verb
If you ask what someone is playing at, you are angry because they are doing something silly: What do you think you're playing at!Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
Translations of “be playing at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 亂搞,瞎弄…
in Russian вести игру…
in Turkish laf olsun diye yapmak, eğlenmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乱搞,瞎弄…
in Polish wyprawiać coś…
(Definition of be playing at sth from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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