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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He has adapted, plays the angles a lot better now, and has reaped the benefits.
But she also plays the angles of the court well, going further outside than most players to try to hit around her opponents.
She challenges shooters, she plays the angles well .