Definition of 'fair play'
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We face rivals who do not respect financial fair play. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And all the old clichés about a sense of fair play and respect are true. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet surely British justice is about fair play. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Where are common sense, fair play and justice? The Sun (2007)This political manipulation contradicts our British sense of fair play and decency. The Sun (2016)The British narrative is about decency and fair play. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nor is it simple; the new financial fair play regulations have to be adhered to. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He made a good save at the end as well, so fair play to him. The Sun (2010)In attempting to ensure fair play on the field, fair play must be observed off the field too. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This legendary British sense of fair play and decency certainly inhibited their tactics in the early part of the war. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)British people value fair play. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Everyone I know says it was fair play. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The new cameras remove any degree of leniency and, some would say, fair play. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All those virtues such as decency, fair play and democracy, seem to be fading. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some are proud that London 2012 is setting new standards for fair play. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I think the new financial fair play system which comes into effect next season has a lot to do with what is going on now. The Sun (2012)In rugby and tennis, electronic aids have been introduced to ensure fair play, and they work well. The Sun (2009)The national love of the underdog and fair play has ensured that the Lib Dems have done very well from patronage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You can judge the players on the pitch and they show fair play, respect for the referees, respect for the fans. The Sun (2011)England is known the world over for her universal language, her sense of fair play and decency, the virtue of hope and her sense of hospitality. The Sun (2012)
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Used Occasionally. fair play is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'fair play'
British English: fair play NOUN
If you refer to someone's attitude or behaviour as fair play, you approve of it because it shows respect and sympathy towards everyone.
...a legal system that is unmatched anywhere in the world for its justice and sense of fair play.
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