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play innocent

To act as if one had no knowledge or involvement in something. He always plays innocent whenever something goes wrong in his department. Quit playing innocent, Dana—we have proof that you're the one who stole from the register.
See also: innocent, play

play innocent

to pretend to be innocent and not concerned. There is no need to play innocent. I know you broke the lamp! John is playing innocent, and he knows more than he is telling us.
See also: innocent, play
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Talking to media on the occasion, he said measures were being carried out to prevent forges clinics, medical stores and laboratories in the area for ensuring provision of proper medical assistance to public, adding no compromise would be made on false clinics and medical store who are playing innocent people of lives in the area.
Sonia urges Tina to tell her family what's going on, but Stuart gets there first, playing innocent. Will Tina believe him?
Sonia urges Tina to tell her family what's going on but Stuart gets there first, playing innocent. Will Tina believe him?
Zuckerberg, in a moment of navet if one feels generous toward him, or just outrageously playing innocent, claims: "By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent." If only it were that simple.
Playing innocent and acting hurt are the default defensive postures of the white power structure.
During the open forum, younger dancers Reyes and Parungao recounted the challenges they faced by playing innocent Odette and then shifting to scheming Odile in the next act.
Elle Fanning, 18, has been playing innocent roles onscreen since age 3, but more recently she has morphed into a fashion icon and the muse of crime-thriller impresario Nicolas Winding Refn, starring in his full-blown horror film "The Neon Demon."
That is the real risk, that kids might enjoy themselves playing innocent games.
embarrass the resistance, as he was playing innocent in front of the Lebanese,
In my experience, it is the children who are banned from playing innocent games like this who then go on to develop a fascination with guns," she added.
For those ministers playing innocent, the Commissioner reiterates the central provision that "reduced rates of VAT are optional and no member state will be obliged to apply them should it not wish to do so".
Baby Doll blush by Hard Candy, pounds 24.50 (Selfridges 020 7629 1234 ext 2775) - handy for playing innocent. Light Blue perfume, Dolce & Gabbana, pounds 34 (01273 408 800) - smell as sweet as apple pie.
There are lots of adolescents of all ages playing innocent and sometimes not-so-innocent identity games.
Stop playing innocent!" I haven't quite figured out why some people have this notion that I'm "playing innocent." Why would I play about something that's so real?
Former President Fidel Ramos on Monday criticized the family of deposed tyrant Ferdinand Marcos for playing innocent and refusing to apologize for the atrocities committed during the regime.