play the percentage game


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play the percentage game

To take a tactical approach to something that follows or ensures the likeliest course of success. I decided to play the percentage game and put in a right-handed pinch-hitter against the left-handed pitcher. It just seems like their business plan is simply playing the percentage game, lacking any real passion or intuition behind what they're selling.
See also: game, percentage, play
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It may well be players are taking drugs because they know only a handful are tested every season and are happy to play the percentage game.
In the first-half we didn't play the percentage game enough.
We are going to play the percentage game," he revealed.