Played all the angles - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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Like a child who is told "no" by one parent only to plead with the other, Holding played all the angles
until he finally got his way.
Painter played all the angles
, coming out against bills so he could be bought off, as well as doing freelance lobbying on the side.