Definition of 'play up'
Example sentences containing 'play up'
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Her back is playing up again.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It's great for the condition of my skin if it has been playing up in any way.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It is a connection she plays up in the first of her investigations into the aftermath of the uprisings across the Arab world.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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