don't play (around) with me

(redirected from don't play with me)

don't play (around) with me

Do not try to trick me or tell me a lie; do not try to make a fool out of me; don't try to manipulate my emotions. Listen, pal, don't play around with me! Either pay your debts on time or we'll have to repossess your home. Don't play with me—did I win the award or not?
See also: play
References in classic literature ?
Come, strike me openly, don't play with me like a cat with a mouse.