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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

play the percentages

To take a tactical approach to something that follows or ensures the likeliest course of success. I decided to play the percentages and put in a right-handed pinch-hitter against the left-handed pitcher. It just seems like their business plan is simply playing the percentages, lacking any real passion or intuition behind what they're selling.
See also: percentage, play

play the percentages (or the percentage game)

choose a safe and methodical course of action when calculating the odds in favour of success. informal
See also: percentage, play
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