play games Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “play games” - Learner’s Dictionary

play games

to not deal with a situation seriously or honestly: Someone's life is in danger here - we're not playing games.Behaving in a silly way
Translations of “play games”
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙,耍花招…
in Russian играть в бирюльки…
in Turkish bir durumla gerektiği gibi ciddi ve dürüst bir şekilde ilgilenmemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗,耍花招…
in Polish bawić się, żartować…
(Definition of play games from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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