#IOTW: Idioms using the word ‘Play’

  1. Play fair. Arti: bersikap jujur.
    • Contoh:
      • “Please play fair with me. Tell me the truth.”
  2. Play one’s cards right. Arti: bertindak tepat (dalam memanfaatkan peluang).
    • Contoh:
      • Play your cards right and you’ll be successful.”
  3. Play possum. Arti: berdiam diri.
    • Contoh:
      • “Don’t play possum and pretend you don’t know anything. Say something!”
  4. Play it cool. Arti: sangat tenang atau berhati-hati.
    • Contoh:
      • “Don’t worry. Whenever you meet the boss, just play it cool.”
  5. Play with fire. Arti: bermain api (mencari masalah).
    • Contoh:
      • “You play with fire if you tease that girl. Her father is not gonna like it.”
  6. Play up to. Arti: mencari muka.
    • Contoh:
      • “She played up to the professor, hoping she would be his favorite student.”
  7. Play the field. Arti: berganti pacar atau teman jalan.
    • Contoh:
      • “Since he broke up, he thinks it is OK to play the field.”
  8. Play up. Arti: menonjolkan.
    • Contoh:
      • Play up your sweet personality so everyone will remember you.”
  9. Play the devil. Arti: mengacaukan.
    • Contoh:
      • “Please stop playing the devil with my plan. I really want this to happen.”
  10. Play it safe. Arti: bersikap supaya aman (tidak mengambil resiko).
    • Contoh:
      • “They played it safe tonight and did not win the competition.”


Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, November 5, 2011

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