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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Playing the angles, working the percentages, firing up prejudices - and to hell with the consequences.
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.
Although not without principles, Franks is an intriguing character, one who clearly spends his time playing the angles as to how cases will play in the media--especially timely and fertile terrain in our Kobe-Laci-Michael-Martha culture.
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.