[pley-bahy-pley] /ˈpleɪ baɪˈpleɪ/
pertaining to or being a detailed account of each incident or act of an event, as in sports:
a play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game.
a detailed and sequential description of a sports contest or other event, as by a sportscaster, usually as it is taking place.
- Play catch-up
[kach-uhp] /ˈkætʃˌʌp/ noun 1. an effort to reach or pass a norm, especially after a period of delay: After the slowdown there was a catch-up in production. 2. an effort to catch up with or surpass a competitor, as in a sports contest. 3. an instance of catching up. adjective 4. intended to keep up […]
noun 1. (NZ) a regular meeting of small children arranged by their parents or a welfare agency to give them an opportunity of supervised creative play Also called (esp in Britain) playgroup
- Play checkers
verb phrase To move about from seat to seat in a movie theater, soliciting possible sex partners (1972+ Homosexuals)
- Play close to the chest
verb phrase To be secretive and uncommunicative; keep one’s counsel: So you had to play your cards very close to your chest/ Nominees have played their cards close to the vest [1950s+; fr the practice of a careful cardplayer]