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Play

Informal for an investment or investment decision, especially one that becomes profitable.

play

1. An investment.
2. See direct play.
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Don''t play down by the railway, we must get this message home.
The sunnyLeith Theatre Company's Mark O'Thomas play Down Dog will open at the Iron Belly, Smirnoff Underbelly today.
It is indeed unfortunate that when issues like this come to our attention, the corporate community's first inclination, often with the backing of pro-business politicians and pundits, is to play down the dangers or whine about the costs involved--as if people's health were not the first priority.
Political efforts to break the impasse over IRA disarmament, British de-militarisation and policing reform have been intensifying in recent weeks, although officials have been careful to play down the prospects of any early breakthrough.
He demonstrates his devotion to this idealism through his virtuoso handicraft--a careful, delicate gluing down and subsequent decorating of his favored felt and string--which seems only the slightest touch ironic; his frank portrayals that neither play up nor play down the relationships among his subjects; and the simple pleasantness of his images, down no the last warm and fuzzy detail.
Despite breaking the color barrier at Augusta, Elder is the first to play down comparisons to Robinson.
eHealth - Unlocking The Outsourced Healthcare Market' warns outsourcing companies not to play down the low cost of their services in the hope of overcoming resistance from clinicians.
A spokesman at independent Birkdale School, Sheffield, said : "It is typical of him to play down his achievement.