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play games (with someone)

Fig. to use clever strategies against someone. Come on! Stop playing games with me. Let's talk this over.
See also: game, play

play games

to lie or behave in a way that is not completely honest We're not playing games when we say we need more help to finish this project.
See also: game, play

play games

to deceive someone about what you intend to do (often + with ) I don't think they ever really intended to buy the software. They were just playing games with us.
See also: game, play

play games

Be evasive or deceptive, as in Don't play games with me-I want an honest answer. Also see play the game.
See also: game, play

play games

Slang
To be evasive or deceptive: Quit playing games and tell me what you want.
See also: game, play
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We are not here to play games,'' Maier said, ``and games will not be tolerated on the network.
The poll found 52 percent of gamers in cities play games online, compared to 41 percent of gamers who live in the suburbs and 43 percent of gamers in rural areas.
I think we like to play games more than the kids,'' said Zeschuk, 27, a physician who practices family medicine in Edmonton, Canada.
Today, over two thirds of Sify's 3300 cafes across the country offer players the opportunity to play games online on 6000 games enabled PCs.
But when the orders started numbering in the thousands, he found his friends were no longer willing to assemble packages for pizza, beer and a place to play games.