(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]
noun 1. an appointment made by several parents to have their young children play together. noun an appointment made by parents for their children to play together Examples We thought that by 11 years old, we would no longer have to arrange play dates.
[pley-klohz, -klohth z] /ˈpleɪˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz/ plural noun 1. casual, functional clothing worn for sports, games, and other recreational activities, when relaxing at home, for informal occasions, etc.