Definition of 'play for time'
Example sentences containing 'play for time'
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His preoccupation with the chestnut was deliberate, a play for time that was calculated to make his sister squirm. NOBLE BEGINNNINGS (1989)But if he's guilty he'll play for time and try any desperate manoeuvre to put off the evil day when the accounts have to be disclosed. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS (1989)She had to play for time while she worked out how to be, who to be. COMPULSION (1989)
But, if he didn't see the objections, this whole desperate play for time might collapse. THE JOE LEAPHORN MYSTERIES (1989)
Definition of play for time from the Collins English Dictionary
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