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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It is tempting to conclude that Koons and Deitch were all along indulging themselves in some sort of poorly conceived transaction art or playing the angles in an expectant marketplace.
check] PLAYING THE ANGLES Keep in mind that most bows are sighted in for horizontal shots; shooting uphill or downhill at game animals instantly changes things.
Everything was hitting him in the chest, and when that happens, it's because a goalie is playing the angles well.
Readers learn that Clinton was always calculating, playing the angles, figuring the outs, and incorporating loopholes.
Playing the Angles, page 42: Anshe Chung is raking in real money by developing land in a virtual world.
Playing the Angles, page 40: Raking it in while kicking back: how online affiliate programs and search keywords let you grab the middle ground between buyers and sellers.