a broker representing a playwright in dealings with theater managers, producers, etc.
- Play a losing game
see under losing battle
- Play around with someone
- Play at something
verb phrase To pretend to do something: Play tennis? Well, I play at it (1840+)
- Play a waiting game
Delay an action or decision so as to force an opponent to move or to gain additional information. For example, The lawyer advised her to play a waiting game and see if her husband would come up with more alimony. [ Late 1800s ]