play (all) the angles

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play (all) the angles

To make use or take advantage of every means or opportunity one can find in order to reach or attain one's goal. Unless you happen to be incredibly lucky, you have to play all the angles when you're an actor looking for work. You're not going to get anywhere in this industry if you aren't willing to play the angles.
See also: angle, play
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Meanwhile, 17-inch versions of the low rolling resistance tyres that can also be found on the Toyota Prius should ensure that outright grip never overwhelms the desire to play the angles, should the driver so wish.
Holliday may be more likely to blow by a defender to the basket, but Johnson can play the angles to rebound a missed shot, and set up an opponent for a steal using her positioning on defense.
You've learned how to play the angles for your companies, but you also know how irrational the system is and the investment distortions it creates.
He taught me how to play the angles, how to go back and in on balls and how to play the sun.
They can pass, they play the angles, they can shoot.